Twinning, woody, monoecious or dioecious, deciduous or evergreen climbers withentire or toothed, mainly lance-shaped leaves. Grown for their cup-shaped, red, pink, yellow or white flowers, borne singly, in clusters or short spikes in leaf axils. Also for their brightly coloured fruits. Fruit obtained only when both male and female plants grown. Best in full sun or partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for walls, pergolas or woodland sites.