Once established, it's drought tolerant, but cape honeysuckle grows best when it gets regular water -- especially in container gardens. It’s also considered to have cold properties, making it an excellent natural remedy for removing heat from the body as well as toxins. This plant travels along the ground by runners and it scrambles and trails through fences and onto nearby shrubs as well as up into the canopy of nearby trees. Like neroli essential oil, the scent of honeysuckles is an amazing natural perfume in and of itself. I lean towards the Amur honeysuckle species (see my picture) as the leaves look to have pointed tips, not a rounded egg like shape. The information in our articles is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Also known as Texas honeysuckle, this shrub grows in full sun to partial shade and has showy, white-clustered flowers. Yes…some flowers are out to get you. Lonicera japonica: Sweet Treat. No. It may come as a surprise that this well-known plant actually holds many potential health benefits too. Native to: Cape of Good Hope in South Africa; USDA Zones: 9–11; Height: 3–10 feet tall as a shrub, 25–30 feet as a vine; Exposure: Full sun for best results, though a little shade will not be a problem. This viney, wide-spreading shrub blooms on and off all year, and makes a fabulous flowering hedge that … document.write('