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SWEETBERRY HONEYSUCKLE Lonicera caerulea var. edulis
The Sweetberry Honeysuckle is a medium sized shrub which is not subject to the aphid problems associated with many of the ornamental honeysuckles.
Flowering Shrub: Height to 1.5 m (4 to 5 ft.) with stiff arching branches. Retains a compact shape when grown in adequate light.
Foliage: Green, oblong leaves, medium texture.
Flowers: Yellowish white, not very showy.
Fruit: Small oblong berries of unique flavour but rarely produced in abundance.
Comments: This is a reliable filler plant that is drought tolerant once established. It is also great for the sheared hedge.