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Labrador Tea vs Kawai Haskap (Honeyberry)

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Lonicera caerulea Kawai

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Labrador Tea
Kawai 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 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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

KAWAI HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: oval
Fruit size: medium
Firmness: medium
Flavor: 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: kawai honeyberry