Indigo Gem Honeyberry

Lonicera caerulea 'Indigo Gem'

SKU #45561
2-9

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OVERVIEW
Description If you have trouble with blueberries, this could be the plant for you. This easy-to-grow berry tolerates poor soil, is not bothered by pests or diseases, and even tolerates urban pollution. Mid-June fleshy berries are sweet and tart with a blueberry-like flavor; wonderful fresh or dried. Yields 5 to 10 lbs. of fruit. Requires cross-pollination by varieties with a similar bloom time, such as Polar Jewel or Aurora. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Growth Rate Moderate
CARE
Care Best in rich, evenly moist soil, but can tolerate heavy clay. Provide some protect from sun in hot climates. Needs a period of below-freezing temperatures to induce dormancy. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in spring. Remove dead leaves as they appear, and keep the soil free from any rotted fruit. There is no need to prune for the first 5 or 6 years. Once mature, cut out old wood that no longer produces fruit in fall. Requires cross-pollination by varieties with a similar bloom time, such as Polar Jewel or Aurora

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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.

We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.