Lonicera periclymenum is a deciduous Climber growing to 4.5 m (14ft 9in) at a medium rate. It is one of several honeysuckle species valued in the garden, for its ability to twine around other plants, or to cover unsightly walls or outbuildings; and for the intense fragrance of its profuse flowers in summer. It needs to be planted with its roots in the shade, and its flowering top in sun or light shade.
Poisonous in large doses. It only has a very mild action.