Enjoy the stunning good looks and sweet fragrance of this extra-long blooming variety. It spreads quickly, covering trellises and walls with beautiful red and gold blooms.
Light: Full sun
Height: 6-10' vining
Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 4 to 9
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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Product Details
Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Deciduous woody vine, evergreen in south
Partial Shade/Full Sun
Deciduous woody vine 6 - 10'+
6 - 10'
6 - 10'
4 - 9
The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong to heart shape, medium green in color.
Small tubular or funnel shaped.
Red and gold.
Late spring to fall.
Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
Well drained, moderately fertile soil.
Fast growing vine.
Fast vining plant perfect for growing over a fence post, trellis or arbor. This variety blooms all summer and into fall where most varieties only bloom for a few weeks. This variety also does not seem to be bothered by mildew which can plague other varieties. Does not get out of control like other Lonicera can. The slower vining growth make this vine much easier to manage.
Prune to shape.
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Customer Reviews
nice plantReview by Teresa - Leesburg, VA Posted on 2012-06-22 09:23:11
I ordered two of these, they came in little 2 inch pots. One was a little bigger and thrives right away when I planted it in the same pot as the climbing rose. The smaller one looked like it was dead but then came back slowly. I already had a bigger one bought elsewhere and the humming birds love the flowers.
Awesome. Buying another!Review by Karen - Pinckney, MI Posted on 2012-06-02 01:34:03
Planted this last year and no blooms. Full of blooms and climbing all over the trellis this summer. Hummingbirds are here early because of it. Buying another! Love it!!!
Hummingbird magnet!Review by Lisa Elliott - Walton, NY Posted on 2012-04-24 20:12:11
Give it a few years to reach its potential. I have several planted to cover a chain-link fence in a mostly sunny, windy spot, Zone 4. It blooms all Summer, & it's the last plant blooming in the Fall. A hummingbird favorite.
Shot right up!Review by Kate Fevola - Bayville, NJ Posted on 2012-02-17 00:17:28
I planted two of these at my mother's house 2 years ago. They are in full sun, and they shot right up! I had to by a trellis almost immediately. Last summer, they were blooming profusely and they had to be at least 5'. Very happy with them.