Blue Pagoda™ Honeyberry
Lonicera caerulea 'Blue Pagoda'™
Another exceptionally hardy Japanese import, this late-blooming honeyberry has an unusual teardrop shape to the fruits. Growing into a larger bush of 4'-5' tall and wide, enjoy the hundreds of dainty, trumpet-shaped, icy yellow blooms in late spring, and then devour the rich, juicy berries when they are "blue through and through" for best flavor.
Blue Pagoda™ needs a late-blooming pollinizer, like Blue Hokkaido™, Blue Velvet, Blue Moon, or Blue Pacific, and will produce reliably in the Pacific Northwest in mid-late May. This attractive, disease and pest-resistant, upright bush grows quickly to about 4'-5' tall and wide. Plants prefer full sun in cooler climates, and partial shade in warmer locations, and well-drained soil. Little pruning is required: just remove overlapping branches. USDA Zones 2-8.