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Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler

Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine

Major Wheeler is a non-stop bloomer coloring the garden from late spring through the summer with showy clusters of orange-red flowers. Considered to be the longest blooming variety of honeysuckle and a superior flower for the hummingbirds.

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SKU: 66320

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Regular Price: $10.99

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 
Red and Orange Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler, Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine
Red and Orange Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler, Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine
Additional Information
SKU 66320
Common Name Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine
Botanical Name Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red, Orange
Mature Height 6-8' tall
Mature Spread 5-10' wide
Bloom Time Late spring to summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Details
6-8' x 5-10' wide. 'Major Wheeler' puts on a hummingbird display unrivaled by any other Honeysuckle variety. Garden trials have demonstrated that this is the most profuse bloomer of its species. With its mass display of thin tubular, red-orange flowers from late spring through the end of summer and highly disease resistant foliage, 'Major Wheeler' is a low care, high color addition to the landscape. Bring hummingbirds up close to your patio by training 'Major Wheeler' onto a nice trellis or pergola. A fast growing vine, use it to quickly cover unsightly fences.
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4.2

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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (7)
  • Outdoors (7)
  • Patio (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic fast grower covered with blooms.

I put my lonicera where it could climb up a trellis to hide a fence in back of a man made creek I installed. It is filling in and spreading nicely. It's not quite...Read complete review

I put my lonicera where it could climb up a trellis to hide a fence in back of a man made creek I installed. It is filling in and spreading nicely. It's not quite picture ready, but will be next season.
It's the perfect plant for the task. It takes a lot of room, so one needs to be aware of that in planning.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Will it take off....

The plants were shipped beautifully and I planted them right away. They don't seem to be growing all that quickly, but hopefully now that we are starting the 2nd growing season they will take...Read complete review

The plants were shipped beautifully and I planted them right away. They don't seem to be growing all that quickly, but hopefully now that we are starting the 2nd growing season they will take off.

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1.0

disappointed

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from Salida, CO

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

      I will try again

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great vine for hummers

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      from Milwaukie, OR

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Hummingbird Magnet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

        Lonicera Major Wheeler is one of several vines that I use to feed and attract hummingbirds. It's a great vine that I use along with Dropmore Scarlet and others.

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        5.0

        A stunning addition to the garden!

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        from Eastern Oregon

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

          This plant is in its second season and already 4 feet tall and blooming profusely! It appears to be quite hardy for zone 5/6. I have it planted next to an arbor trellis and can't wait to see it grow up and over in the coming years. Thanks High Country Gardens!

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          5.0

          Doing well 1st full season

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          from Glens Falls,NY

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

            Love it! Can't wait for it to get grow.

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            5.0

            Fantastic fast grower covered with blooms.

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            from Bakersfield, CA

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

              I put my lonicera where it could climb up a trellis to hide a fence in back of a man made creek I installed. It is filling in and spreading nicely. It's not quite picture ready, but will be next season.
              It's the perfect plant for the task. It takes a lot of room, so one needs to be aware of that in planning.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              We keep buying more

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              from Salt Lake City, UT

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

                Hummingbirds love this plant and we get hummingbirds coming to them every year. It's one of the highlights of our yard.

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Really Cool Plant

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                from New Braunfels, TX

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Deer Love It

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors
                • Patio
                • Pool Area

                Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

                It is in my landscape, it is doing well, except when the deer find it, still it survives if not thrives. Without deer, it would be awesome, not the plants fault.

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                5.0

                Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

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                from Gallup, New Mexico

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

                  I live in Gallup, New Mexico where gardening is a challenge. The Major Wheeler had buds on it until Christmas and stayed green all winter. It survives in very cold temps and lots of wind. It is getting a lot fuller on the trellis. A very hardy plant

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                  3.0

                  Will it take off....

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                  from Scotch Plains, NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                  • Small In Size

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

                  The plants were shipped beautifully and I planted them right away. They don't seem to be growing all that quickly, but hopefully now that we are starting the 2nd growing season they will take off.

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                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  Still going strong

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                  from Fruita CO

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Hummingbirds Love It

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Screening

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:

                    We started planting these 4 years ago and add a few more to an unattractive fenceline each year. Hummingbirds love them, the flowers are beautiful and they are low maintenance.

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