I bought a couple of honeyberry plants, wanting to try something new. Blueberries won't grow here in alkaline clay soils. My pH meter shows about 8 on our land. I know one plant has died. I'm not sure a plant I have left is a honeyberry or another different berry plant I was trying. Its been 2-3 years and is still less than a foot tall, barely hanging on to life. I carry water to it, weed around it, but it's been dry here. Not sure if the conditions are a good test, but I hesitate with purchasing any more until I hear someone having luck with them in alkaline soils. They look nice in the catalogs, though.