Honeyberry tree with fruits.

How to Grow Honeyberries in Your Garden

Honeyberries have a blueberry-like appearance and taste, although they are not generally thought as sweet and flavorsome. However, they will grow in any soil, unlike the blueberry, which requires acidic conditions.

Growing tips

You need two plants of different cultivars for one to pollinate the other; otherwise they will not fruit. It can be tricky finding cultivars that flower at the same time, so ask suppliers when purchasing.

This is a hardy shrub that prefers semi-shade, and moist, well-drained soil. Plants can have a wayward habit, so prune after fruiting. Pick when the fruit is soft but leave them for two days before using to allow the flavors to develop. Honeyberry fruits the second year after planting.