Billowing into bloom from spring through summer (many bloom nearly year round in warmer zones), as a group, honeysuckles are extremely easy to grow. Vigorous and often capable of covering support structures quickly, these flowering vines are lush with exotic and often very fragrant flowers that are beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds.
While non-invasive in many parts of the country, under ideal circumstances some honeysuckles, especially the Japanese hybrids, can be invasive. But the good news is that if you love the look, habit, and useful size and scale of honeysuckle, there are alternative species and varieties to consider.
When selecting honeysuckles be sure to consult invasive species lists for your area and plant those that are recommended as non-invasive. Here are three we recommend: