White or pink flowers in late spring; dark green leaves in summer; red berries in mid to late summer.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils are best; but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Leaf spots, powdery mildew, aphids, plant hoppers, scale are possible. These problems seldom become serious. Russian aphid is a serious problem on this species.
This species can be weedy. Birds eat the fruit and spread them. All honeysuckle shrubs require annual pruning to keep them in good shape and at a good size.