Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Labrador Tea vs Chito Haskap (Honeyberry)

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Lonicera caerulea Chito

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Labrador Tea
Chito Haskap (Honeyberry)

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

The Chito Haskap is a fruit-bearing shrub with large, tart-sweet berries that are ready for harvest in late June and into July. This shrub blooms in spring with small white flowers, and has medium-firm berries. Their taste is typically described as something between a raspberry and a blueberry.

The Chito Haskap, or Chito Honeyberry exhibits consistently high fruit yields and makes great for fresh eating or adding to jams and jellies.

Chito is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Strawberry Sensation is a great companion variety.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

CHITO HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: oval
Fruit size: large
Firmness: medium
Flavor: tart/sweet
Harvest: late june/july
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: blue stuart honeyberry