Common Honeysuckle Overview
Lonicera periclymenum is a deciduous, woody climber from the Caprifoliaceae family. It produces oppositely arranged pairs of oval leaves and is grown mainly for its attractive scented flowers. Commonly known by the names Common Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Wild Honeysuckle and Eglantine, amongst others. Flowers are elegant and scented, coloured yellow, white or pink, they appear in clusters from summer, leading onto red berries. Honeysuckle is a vigorous climber with fragrant tubular yellow and pink flowers. It is a marvellous display scrub when in flower and will attract several birds and butterflies to your garden. It can serve as a stand-alone shrub or as a hedge. It has several medicinal uses and can grow in most soil types. Lonicera periclymenum is also known by the name Lonicera belgica.