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Red Elderberry vs Kawai Haskap

Sambucus racemosa

Lonicera caerulea Kawai

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NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Red Elderberry
Kawai Haskap

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.

The Kawai Haskap is a compact fruit-bearing shrub that blooms with small white flowers in early spring and then fruits with medium-sized, oval shaped berries in late June and July. Their taste is usually described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry. The berries are blue and sweet and are great for fresh eating or preserves.

The Kawai Haskap, or Kawai Honeyberry is cold-hardy and is suitable for urban gardens.

Kawai is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Giants Heart Haskap is a great companion variety for the Kawaii.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

KAWAI HASKAP QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Berries: oval
Fruit size: medium
Firmness: medium
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: late june/july
Flowers: white
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: kawai honeyberry