Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Uses: Native Perennial Vine
Benefits: Extremely vigorous and fast growing! Attracts pollinators. Long lasting boom time with gorgeous red and gold, extremely fragrant, trumpet-like flowers! Excellent for planting on pergolas, trellises, arbors, fences, and railings. Extremely disease and mildew resistant! Drought tolerant!
Zones: 4 - 8
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 6' - 8'
Mature Width: 4' - 8'
Bloom Season: Late spring through summer
Fragrant coral red flowers with golden accents!
Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' is a coral honeysuckle that's native to North America and is typically considered to be non-invasive. It's extremely adaptable and fast growing, sometimes reaching mature size in as little as one grow season!
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle will climb if given the opportunity, but doesn't have to. Much like Ivy, Major Wheeler will sprawl without anything available to climb, and will eagerly and beautifully cascade over the sides of walls and planters if allowed.
With a little training and shaping, it's possible to grow Major Wheeler Honeysuckle as a shrub!
Foliage is deep green with a slight blue hue, and is considered to be semi-evergreen. Warmer climates will allow an evergreen existence, while colder climates will not.
Butterflies, bees, and (especially hummingbirds) absolutely love this honeysuckle!
The flowers from this honeysuckle are excellent for use as freshly cut flowers!
Deer-resistant. Drought tolerant!
Honeysuckle Plant Care
Full sun is best for honeysuckles and often produces the best flowers. Locations receiving partial sun are also considered acceptable; however, too little light will cause negative growth issues.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. Spring fertilizations are best.
Prune in the late fall or early spring. All pruning should be done using a clean tool to minimize the risk of diseases. Honeysuckle Vine 'Major Wheeler' blooms on both new wood and old wood, so pruning should attempt to maintain the cleanliness and shape of the vine by removing dead and nuisance growth. Avoid over-pruning.
Pruning spent blooms will encourage additional blooming.
Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil lightly moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture.
Space plants 3' apart.
Size of Honeysuckle Plants for Sale Online
The Honeysuckle Vine 'Major Wheeler' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Honeysuckle Plants When Mature
Honeysuckle Vine 'Major Wheeler' will reach mature heights of 6' - 8' and mature widths of 4' - 8'.
What is the botanical name of Honeysuckle Vine 'Major Wheeler'?
Its botanical name is Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'.
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