Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries
L. periclymenum is a twining woody, deciduous climber with oval leaves that are borne opposite in pairs. Flowerheads, appearing in summer, consist of whorls of 2 lipped, long, yellow and white trumpets which are sometimes tinged red. Clusters of glossy, red berries follow Ultimate height4-8 metres Ultimate spread1.5-2.5 metres Time to ultimate height5-10 years Foliage Deciduous
- 'Halliana' is a vigorous twining large evergreen climber. Leaves ovate, dark green; flowers to 4cm in length, white, soon turning buff-yellow, highly fragrant. Berries glossy, black. Ultimate height4-8 metres Ultimate spread1-1.5 metres Time to ultimate height5-10 years Foliage Evergreen.
Lonicera 'Pileata' Low spreading evergreen shrub with small, glossy, lance-shaped leaves and small tubular cream flowers in late spring, followed by purple berries. Height 1m. Spread over 20 Years 2.5m. box-leaved honeysuckle. Size Ultimate height0.5-1 metres Ultimate spread1.5-2.5 metres Time to ultimate height10-20 years