Lonicera splendens stands well at the head of the group for varied use on home grounds or in parks. It is usually classed as a variety of L. Tatarica, and its seedlings follow very closely its habit of growth and leafage, but a part bear yellow and a part red berries. It is much handsomer in flower, leaves, and habit of growth than the old Tatarica. If in early spring some of the upright shoots are cut back the bush assumes a symmetric rounded form of top. Lonicera xylo-steum comes next in value for general planting. It is bolder in habit and should be used where the scenery is more rugged. The berries are dark red and shiny. With some needed pruning it is a handsome shrub for any position.
L. alba grandiflora of Regel is a marked variety of L. Tatarica, with large white flowers, and the bush is easily kept in desirable form.
Lonicera Alberti of Regel, as imported by the writer from Russia, is a low-growing pendulous species with narrow, fern-like leaves, handsome pink flowers, and red fruits in autumn. It is specially useful near roads and walks and in prominent positions where a low, pendulous growth is desirable. Bailey follows Jaquin in referring to this as a variety of Lonicera spinosa. But as grown in the West its slender branches are soft and smooth, with no suggestion of rigidity or thorny growth.
All the species mentioned are hardy over the Northern States.