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Lonicera caerulea Aurora (Haskap, Honeyberry)

This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
5-10 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinator
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 2
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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(Rainbow Rhythm® Collection) Vivid mauve-orchid petals with a deep merlot eye and edging and green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms mid-summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Early Morning Opener
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Rebloomer
Tetraploid
Dormant
Fragrant

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Large, bright mauve flowers appear on dark-green, maple-like leaves, and give way to broadly rounded, red-to-purple berries that are edible, but notably dry and crumbly. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-6 ft tall x 6-12 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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