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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Hummingbird Favorite!
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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.

Product Information:

Light: Full sun
Height: 6-10'
Deer Resistant
Bloom Time: Summer
Size: Potted
Zones: 4 to 9

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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Product Details

Botanical Name: Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Form: Deciduous woody vine, evergreen in south
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: Deciduous woody vine 6 - 10'+
Spread: 6 - 10'
Spacing: 6 - 10'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Foliage Type: The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong to heart shape, medium green in color.
Flower Form: Small tubular or funnel shaped.
Flower Color: Red and gold.
Flowering Date: Late spring to fall.
Planting Requirements: Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
Soil Requirements: Well drained, moderately fertile soil.
Growth Rate: Fast growing vine.
Unique Characteristics: 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.
Pruning: Prune to shape.
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Mrs Review by Darla Ferguson - Coffee City, TX
Posted on 2013-11-11 11:38:03

We ordered two of your plants a yr ago and they arrived healthy and have really covered our trellis already. We admit we were sceptical of ordering thru the mail but we are so impressed with the quality you sent. Will definately use you again and recommend you to everyone.




nice plant Review 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.



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The Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (lonicera sempervirens) is a deciduous woody vine with beautiful red and gold blooms that give off a wonderfully sweet fragrance. This lonicera sempervirens spreads quickly, covering roughly six to ten feet, making it a stunning choice to cover trellises, walls, fence posts, or arbor. The short, oblong to heart shape leaves are medium green in color and are born in opposite pairs on the stems. The red and gold flowers each take on the distinctive form of a small tubular or funnel shape.

This particular variety of honeysuckle blooms all summer and into fall, whereas most varieties only bloom for a few weeks. Our Major Wheeler Honeysuckle is also mildew-resistant. The slower vining growth rate compared to other varieties of lonicera make this vine much easier to maintain than other honeysuckles. The vine can also be pruned to the desired shape to suit the needs of your garden. The planting requirements for the Major Wheeler Honeysuckle include being placed in an area with partial shade in most regions except for the far north, where it can enjoy full sun exposure. Soil should be moderately fertile and be kept well-drained.



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