Aurora Honeyberry

Here’s a tip for your fruit season. It’s not a common berry, but savvy gardeners have prized honeyberries for ages. A Russian native and member of the honeysuckle family, this is a strong, cold-hardy plant. Very disease and pest resistant. The fruit ripens especially early in the season, even before strawberries are ready. They’re a little like elongated wild blue berries—very sweet and juicy. Put them on an appetizer and you’ll have fun introducing guests to this flavor. Also great for tarts and jams. Technically they can be self-pollinating, but for a full harvest, you’ll need two varieties—we offer Aurora and Tundra. Aurora is especially productive and vigorous, and Tundra has some of the largest fruit of all honeyberries. We send them at a specific size and time, so the roots will make the trip safely and securely, and not face too much shock in transplanting. They’ll take 1-2 years after planting to mature to fruit-bearing age, and then produce big yields of delectable fruit for years to come. Lonicera caerulea ‘Tundra’, ‘Aurora’
  • Botanical Name:

    Lonicera caerulea ‘Tundra’

  • Form:
    Fruit, Honeyberry
  • Sun Exposure:
    Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit:
    4 – 8 feet
  • Spread:
    4 – 5 feet
  • Spacing:
    4 – 5 feet
  • Hardiness Zone:
    3-9
  • Flowering Date:
    Harvest after they turn a deep purple-blue fruit will be blue inside when ripe. Plants begin to yield in 1-2 years after planting.
  • Planting Instructions:
    Set plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Growth Rate:
    Moderate
  • Flower Color:
    White
  • Flower Form:
    Small tubular or funnel shaped.
  • Foliage Type:
    Oval light green leaf
  • Soil Requirement:
    Succeeds in moderately fertile soil as long as it’s not too dry or acid.