Lonicera caerulea Blue Banana
Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.
The Blue Banana Haskap is a fruit-bearing shrub that produces medium-sized oval berries that are quite sweet. Their taste is typically described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry. Its small white flowers bloom in April, with harvest time being mid-June to mid-July. The berries are juicy, and are great for fresh eating and using in preserves.
BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS
BLUE BANANA HASKAP QUICK FACTS
Berries: blue, oval
Fruit size: 4
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts
Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: blue banana honeyberry
Tags: All Items, Fall Colour, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Nut Trees, Shrubs, Urban Yards, Wildlife Attracting