It'll grow anywhere - sun, shade or on the beach (very salt resistant). It can be used as a twining climber, a scrambler through bushes or as ground cover or for topiary - it makes lovely mounds. Or Living Walls. Severe cold will cut it back to the base - no bad thing with such a rampant plant. Always re-shoots. The flowers are minute and green. They are freely produced - which becomes more apparent in the autumn, when the plant will be smothered in tiny white/translucent bell shaped waxy seeds.