Time to forget everything you know about honeysuckle and take a look at this choice groundcover. Yes that’s right, a creeping, prostrate Lonicera capable of forming a mat-like, ground hugging framework of wiry stems. Stems wear handsome deep green thumb-sized leaves and are complemented by diminutive creamy-yellow blossoms. With cold weather the leaves pick up gorgeous plum tones and remain evergreen through winter. Perfectly hardy in our region if grown in dappled shade with good drainage. Protection from high wind or help from a consistent layer of snow in the worst of winter helps the foliage come through unscathed.