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Beaked Hazelnut vs Borealis Haskap

Corylus cornuta

Lonicera caerulea Borealis

Beaked Hazelnut
Borealis Haskap

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Borealis Haskap is a popular variety of the hardy haskap shrub that produces delicious blue fruit. Haskaps, or honeyberries as they are sometimes called, are excellent for fresh eating and cooking. Borealis is a popular variety of haskap because of its large sweet berries.

It's a very cold hardy, fast-growing shrub that begins producing an abundance of fruit in as few as three years. Borealis, like the Tundra Haskap, does not self-pollinate well. We recommend a 'pollinator' variety, such as Aurora, Honeybee or Berry Blue Honeyberry, be planted at a suitable ratio and proximity to boost fruit production.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

BOREALIS HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: berries are large; berries are similar to blueberries but larger and have a taste between raspberry and blueberry; ready for harvest at the end of June
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts




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