Yezberry

Delicious fruit on a space saving dwarf plant!

The newest member of the Yezberry series of Japanese haskaps ensures that even people with limited space can enjoy their tasty, unique fruit. It reaches just 3-5′ tall and wide, about half the size of other varieties. These easy-going shrubs are one of the first plants to bloom in spring. Their tubular yellow flowers develop into elongated blue berries that taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry. They’re so sweet, you’ll eat them right off the bush as soon as they ripen in early summer! Plant Yezberry Honey Bunch near another Yezberry variety for a heavy crop of fruit on both.

  • Delicious, juicy berries taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry.
  • Dwarf variety is about half the size of other Japanese haskaps.
  • Plant two different varieties for best results – both plants will bear fruit.

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Shrub Type:

Deciduous

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

36 – 60 Inches

Spacing:

48 – 72 Inches

Spread:

36 – 60 Inches

Flower Colors:

Yellow

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Blooms On:

Old Wood

Bloom Time:

Early Spring

Hardiness Zones:

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Border Plant

Uses:

Container

Uses:

Edible Herb

Uses:

Good for Screening

Uses:

Landscape

Uses:

Mass Planting

Uses Notes:

Yezberry haskaps make an easy care edible hedge. Try it surrounding a vegetable garden or orchard!

Maintenance Notes:

Yezberry haskaps are very easy to grow and don’t require any special maintenance. They can grow in any type of soil and have no particular pruning needs. If pruning is required, however, it should be done immediately after harvesting berries in early summer. You can harvest Yezberry haskaps as they ripen, turning from green to deep blue. If you taste a blue fruit and it does not taste sweet, leave the crop on the plant for another couple of days to ripen fully.

In hot climates, grow Yezberry haskaps where they will be shaded in the afternoon.