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I have bought a Honeyberry plant but have read that it needs another plant to cross-pollinate with. Must it be a Honeyberry plant or will Blueberry plants suffice.



Honeyberries are a species of Honeysuckle (Lonicera), and are in a completely different family than blueberries. So, a blueberry won't work as a pollinator. Instead, you need a different variety of honeyberry that blooms at the same time as the one you already have.

13 Nov, 2017


this is the RHS advice page. basically they recommend growing 2 or more plants of the same species together to ensure pollination.
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13 Nov, 2017


Same species, but different cultivars. Planting two clones is the same as having only one plant, since many plants have biochemical means of keeping pollen with genes too similar to their own from fertilizing their seeds.

15 Nov, 2017

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