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Labrador Tea vs Blue Banana Haskap (Honeyberry)

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Lonicera caerulea Blue Banana

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Labrador Tea
Blue Banana 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 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.

The Blue Banana Haskap, or Blue Banana Honeyberry is a cold-hardy cultivar.

Blue Banana is a late pollinating variety. Pair with other late pollinators to have a higher yield.
Blue Stuart is a great companion variety.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

BLUE BANANA HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 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: blue, oval
Flavor: sweet
Flowers: white, fragrant
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: blue banana honeyberry