SUGAR MOUNTAIN® KALINKA SWEETBERRY HONEYSUCKLE - LONICERA CAERULA 'INDIGO'

Common name: Sugar Mountain® Kalinka Sweetberry honeysuckle

Scientific name:
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Species: caerula 'indigo'

Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Height: 5-6 ft
Width: 5-6 ft 

Description: 

This extremely hardy cultivar is originally from the Czech Republic. It has a medium growth rate and mounding form that is easy to maintain. Adaptable to moist, well-drained soils.

Pruning is generally not needed. If you choose to prune -only after the plant is established- do so by thinning no more than 25% in late winter-early spring. Blooming occurs on old wood, so do not prune before harvest.

Honeysuckle fruit looks like elongated blueberries that are one inch long. They are a superfruit with more antioxidants and three times the vitamin C than blueberries. At least two honeysuckle varieties should be planted for the best fruit crops. The fruits can be eaten fresh, frozen, or made into jams, pies, and juices.

References:

Accessed online. https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/lonicera/sugar-mountain-kalinka-sweetberry-honeysuckle-lonicera-caerulea. 8 July 2019

Sugar mountain Kalinka sweetberry honeysuckle leaf
Sugar mountain Kalinka sweetberry honeysuckle leaf node