The Honeysuckle is an extensive genus, comprising over eighty species of hardy deciduous or evergreen shrubs or climbers with tubular-shaped flowers, many of them delightfully fragrant. They are well suited for covering walls, arbors and trellises or for mixing with shrubs where they give charming natural effects, twining, as they do, around the stems and forming a carpet to the ground under the shrubs.

The fragrant-flowered deciduous English or common Woodbine and the evergreen Japanese species are among the best of the genus.

Propagate by cuttings of the ripe wood inserted in the open ground in the Fall.