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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla) vs Chito Haskap (Honeyberry)

Dasiphora fruticosa syn. Potentilla fruticosa

Lonicera caerulea Chito

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla)
Chito Haskap (Honeyberry)

Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous flowering shrub. This hardy species is densely covered with leaves and produces pale to bright yellow buttercup-shaped flowers terminally on the stems.

Flowering typically occurs from early to late summer. Shrubby Cinquefoil is a popular ornamental shrub choice and is capable of growing on a variety of sites.

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.

SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL (POTENTILLA) QUICK FACTS

CHITO HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: oval
Fruit size: large
Firmness: medium
Flavor: tart/sweet
Harvest: late june/july
Flowers: bright yellow cup-shaped
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none





Other Names: tundra rose
Other Names: blue stuart honeyberry