Also known as Jin Yin Hua and Suikazura, the Japanese Honeysuckle is an extremely vigorous twining and trailing woody vine which typically grows 15-30' feet. Japanese honeysuckle is edible and valued for it’s medicinal properties. Flowers can be dried and used for tea. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Japanese honeysuckle is said to be useful in treating fevers, sore throats, headaches, skin irritations, swellings and has been used in influenza treatment (please research scientific findings for details, we are not qualified to back these claims).
Japanese honeysuckle blooms throughout the entire growing season. The flowers start out white, sometimes tinged with purple, and age to yellow in their second day. The flowers are extremely fragrant, appearing from May to frost and give way to black berries which mature in late summer to fall.
It grows quickly on a trellis or fence, to provide a sweetly-fragrant screen for privacy or shade. The flowers attract hummingbirds and bees. Spreads aggressively and may be invasive in some areas. Grow in a controlled area, such as patio containers or as bonsai.