Genus of about 180 species of evergreen and deciduous climbers and shrubs, the majority of which (100 species) are native to China.They bear simple, opposite, green leaves.
Latin name: Lonicera tatarica "Hack's Red"
Grow in full sun or partial shade, in moderately moist, well-drained soils.
Typical species are easily propagated by seeds. Cultivars are just as easily propagated by cuttings.
Aphids are their principal natural enemies.
Deciduous shrub with green leaves and fuchsia-coloured flowers in spring, followed by red, decorative fruits in summer.