The honeysuckle lonicera are semi-evergreen bushes that light up spring, summer and winter. Plant lonicera in full or lightly dappled shade to grow strongly and flower freely. These shrubs prefer well-drained and humus-rich, sandy loam, or clay loam but also tolerate chalky soil. Improve light soils, which dry out quickly, by working in bulky organic materials well before planting. Plant March, October & November.