Lonicera maackii is enumerated as an endangered species in Japan. It grows rapidly and prefers shady habitats such as woodland understories , neglected urban areas , and fence rows. It can form very dense thickets. Amur honeysuckle is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its attractive flowers and as a hedge. Many cultivars have been selected for horticulture , including 'Erubescens' with pink flowers and 'Rem Red' with an erect form.