periclymenum grows vigorously to 7m (22ft), producing clusters of very sweet-scented cream and red flowers in summer, followed by red berries.
There is even a winter flowering Honeysuckle in the form of a bush known as Lonicera
x Americana A deciduous twining climber, it has classic honeysuckle flowers in yellow-flushed red and a gorgeous perfume in summer.
Plants that are attractive both to your garden and to birds are honeysuckle or lonicera
, sunflower, dog roses, Rosa rugosa, ivy, elderberry and hawthorn.
As far as their British pedigree is concerned, all started as wild plants, as dog and sweet briar roses, old man's beard or traveller's joy Clematis vitalba, and woodbine Lonicera
periclymenum or common honeysuckle.
Or plant evergreen climbers such as the honeysuckle Lonicera
On leafless twigs, Lonicera
fragrantissima and L standishii produce clusters of small, but fragrant, tubular flowers.
To fill the air with perfume, plant Jasminum x stephanense and the late Dutch honeysuckle, Lonicera
periclymenum Serotina, and furnish it with garlands of scented roses.
An old favourite, the evergreen Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera
japonica, grew longer, sending out snaky tendrils to embrace trellis and surmount wall while finding the energy to open pale yellow, scented blooms for months on end.
A HONEYSUCKLE with a difference available in some garden centres is Lonicera
henryi or `Copper Beauty', which has young shoots of glossy bronze that mature to bright green.
maackii, an upright shrub which will eventually grow to 4.
, or honeysuckle (pink, March-May, blue berries from August).