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Red Elderberry vs Boreal Beast Haskap (Honeyberry)

Sambucus racemosa

Lonicera caerulea Boreal Beast

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Red Elderberry
Boreal Beast Haskap (Honeyberry)

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Boreal Beast is a haskap cultivar designed to be planted with other "Boreal" cultivars.

Haskaps have a taste that is a cross between raspberry and blueberry. The berries can be used for eating fresh, baking, jams and jellies, freezing. Haskaps are high in vitamins, fibre, and anti-oxidants.


Boreal Beast is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Boreal Beast is a great companion variety for the Boreal Beauty Haskap.

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BOREAL BEAST HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Berries: large, purple blue
Flavor: raspberry-blueberry taste
Harvest: mid - late July
Flowers: white
Flowers: pale yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: blue honeysuckle, honeyberry