honeyberry 'Kamtschatica'

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When they ripen in late-spring and early-summer, the blue berries of this edible honeysuckle are covered in a white bloom, while the flesh turns burgundy-red and becomes sweet and tasty. Very rich in vitamin C, they can be eaten fresh or used to make jam. These plants are currently around 2 years old and they generally start to produce fruit when they are 3 - 4 years old. They are self-fertile, however will produce a bigger crop if planted in close proximity to one another.

  • Garden care: Avoid over-feeding, but each spring apply a balanced fertilizer such as blood, fish and bone. They will also benefit from a generous layer of mulch in autumn. Keep pruning to a minimum for the first three years, but thereafter remove weak or damaged stems and relieve congestion by removing some of the older stems back to their base. The remaining young stems can be lightly pruned to encourage sideshoots. This should be done in early to midsummer, immediately after the harvest.

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4.0

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4.0

Looking good!

By Peter

from NE Scotland

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Allotment
  • Garden

Comments about honeyberry 'Kamtschatica':

Only just planted into permanent position. One died whilst it was waiting but was replaced immediately with no quibbles - good service.

Not keen on the very prescriptive feedback survey (doesn't work well for allotment plants)

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4.0

I am waiting and anticipating

By lubbydot

from west sussex

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    Comments about honeyberry 'Kamtschatica':

    I did not expect these Honeyberries to do anything in their first summer. They have looked green and healthy and are now in their leafless winter twiggy state. My hopes are all for next summer so I cannot review them fully until they have fruited for me

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    • Q:

      Which cultivar are you selling? I read that there are different cultivars that vary in fruit size and productivity.
      Asked on 20/12/2015 by Ina from Leamington Spa

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        This is not a cultivar, so the full botanical name is Lonicera 'caerulea var. kamtschatica'.

        Answered on 21/12/2015 by Helen from crocus
    • Q:

      I read somewhere that you need two honeyberry shrubs, for pollination purposes, is this true?
      Asked on 14/5/2015 by Lucy from United Kingdom

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      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        These are self-fertile so do not need a pollination partner, but you will get a bigger crop if you have a couple of bushes.

        Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
    • Q:

      I have heard that you need to have other bushes around to cross pollinate the Lonicera Kamtschatica if I want fruit from it.Is this accurate?
      Asked on 11/5/2015 by Blueledge from Newton Abbot

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      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        These are self fertile plants, so they do not need a pollination partner, however you will get a bigger crop if you have a couple of plants.

        Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
    • Q:

      Dear Helen,
      I would like to incorporate this lovely honeyberry in a Sensory garden for the Elderly in Tiverton. There are no walls nearby. Can I use one of the decorative solid steel arches to use as a support? Is there another climber that yields edible fruit?

      Many thanks.
      Asked on 3/2/2015 by Alchemilla Verdigris from Gloucester

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      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello there
        That sounds a lovely idea.
        Honeyberry ' kamtschatica' is a shrub honeysuckle so it won't need any support or a wall.
        Hope this helps.

        Answered on 3/2/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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