plant is most desired for its sweetly scented flowers, which
are generally trumpet shaped, as well as for their decorative
fruit, which will attract birds. The beautiful blooms appear
in late winter to early spring and will last until long into
the summer months. The flower color will range from white
to yellow to bright red or rose. The flowers will primarily
appear on new growth, but old wood will produce blooms in
some species of honeysuckle.
plants will work as a perfect ground cover. These are primarily
the vine honeysuckle species. Many of them are intrusive,
and will often strangle nearby bushes or shrubs if proper
care and maintenance is not provided. A honeysuckle ground
cover works well as erosion prevention as well. They work
excellently on slopes and banks that have good sunlight access.
plants prefer full sun to partial shade, and require a variety
of different water conditions, varying by species. Most of
the types of honeysuckle prefer a moderate amount of moisture
in order to thrive. Mulch should be applied to a honeysuckle
in order to keep the roots shaded and moist. Plant tips should
be pruned to encourage a bushier honeysuckle.