Sunny (full sun) to semi-shaded position, will flower less in full shade. Nutrient rich, deep soils; heavy (clay-) soils are unsuitable, as plants become frost tender.
Scrambler, grows with long and at times cascading rods. Moderate to vigorous growth habit, filigree leaves, suitable for detail and accent planting, during summer has often a rather inconspicuous appearance. Forms dense, green mats when cascading. Foliage from April to October.
Flower and Fruit
What is truly remarkable about these flowers is the time of their appearance, namely before Christmas in mild winters, otherwise in February or March. The bright stars are very decorative especially against a dark background. Branches are cut when in bud, which will open in the warm indoor temperatures within a few days and look very much like forsythia. The fruit appear as inconspicuous, black berries.
Pruning can encourage branching.