Enjoy the stunning good looks of this extra-long blooming variety. It spreads quickly, covering trellises and walls with beautiful red and gold blooms.
Height 6 - 10 feet
Bloom Time Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
Light Requirements Full Sun
Ship As DORMANT 3" POT
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Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Height:6 - 10 feet
Ship As:DORMANT 3" POT
Spacing:5 - 10 feet
Spread:5 - 10 feet
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Foliage Type:Elliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
Bloom Time:Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
Flower Form:Long, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
Planting Instructions:Likes partial shade in most regions, except the far north where it can enjoy full sun. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
Soil Requirements:Well-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil, but not wet.
Growth Rate:Fast growing vine.
Pruning:Prune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
Winter Care:A light application of mulch will preserve soil moisture.
Additional Information:Named in honor of Charles Wheeler, former president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation. This variety is a selection of a native species discovered along the North Carolina coast.