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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (Lonicera) 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. 2010 Plant of the Year.
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(based on 27 reviews)
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Love Major Wheeler!
I bought two Major Wheeler honeysuckle plants in the spring and planted them in large containers on my balcony. Both started growing immediately, but I accidentally killed one of them. The other continued...Read complete review
I bought two Major Wheeler honeysuckle plants in the spring and planted them in large containers on my balcony. Both started growing immediately, but I accidentally killed one of them. The other continued on and grew 3-4 feet in the first summer which was more than I expected. Attached is a photo of it still blooming on October 31.
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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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Comments about High Country Gardens Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler:
Planted last fall. Survived the winter! and coming along nicely so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Planted in the fall and now over 5'!
Received my Major Wheeler for fall planting and this spring it took off. Three nice climbers going up my trellis. They are over 5 feet at the start of May. I don't know whether it will bloom this year, but am very happy with its progress.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Planted out and it grew nicely. No flowers yet . will have to wait till next year. All in all satisfied.
Doing very well. Love it.
from Athol, MA
Can provide privacy.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love Major Wheeler
from Arvada, CO
I have three Major Wheeler honeysuckle vines against my back fence. They've been in three years and get more beautiful each year. The hummingbirds are regular visitors.
(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
from Rock Springs Wyoming
I bought this plant in 2014 and it arrived the morning I was leaving town for a week. It lived on the window sill for about 3 months sill since April is really not the time to be planting much in southwest Wyoming! I'm not sure how it happened, but I came home one day after I'd planted it, and the plant was 'gone'. Every stem and leaf above the ground was just gone. It put off some new branches and was looking pretty good when whatever critter got it the first time, got it again (?!).... The following spring it started growing again, and I trained it up an old wooden ladder. It made it through the summer without 'disappearing' but only put off a few flowers toward the end of fall. Sadly, that winter, the ladder was blown over in a bad storm, and nearly all of the branches were broken. Last spring, I cut it back, installed a sturdier trellis, and the plant took off again! This time it bloomed wonderfully for most of the summer into fall, with many branches getting to be about 12 ft long. HCG should be proud of this one!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Gardening Fool
from Bakersfield, VT
About Me Master Gardener
Planted Major Wheeler in a nursery bed until I could get it into it's permanent location. Flowered for a long time last summer, even under drought conditions. Love it:)
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It is blooming!
from Casper, WY
I planted this in the spring and by early fall it was blooming! I am very pleased with this addition.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
needs another season
from Denver, Co.
I planted three of these vines, they grew slowly and only produced one or two blooms. Hopefully next season they will take off.
Very good evergreen vine
from Langley, WA
About Me Professional Landscaper
Planted it on an open grid screen fence and expect it to grow fast once established to drape over top and within wood grid.
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing! We have hummingbirds now!
from Heath, TX
Amazing beautiful plant - We have never had hummingbirds before - now they visit frequently! It is a blooming machine. Here in Zone 8a, it is evergreen & even blooms in January!!! Beautiful on fences.
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I would buy this again
from Magdalena, NM
I have two growing on a trellis. It bloomed the first summer even though it is small yet. I am looking forward to seeing it covering the entire trellis with its beautiful and abundant red blooms.
Can't wait for summer
from Talala OK
About Me Getting Started
Arrived in great condition and after planting it has not stopped growing. It is already flowering and is beautiful! Planted it near a kitchen window and can't wait for the butterflies and hummingbirds.
from Vinton, VA
I planted immediately upon receipt and even after our Virginia Cold Snap in "April" this is still thriving and I actually think I am have blooms this year.. Can't wait to a little further in the Spring and Summer to see how it turns out. For a beginner like me, I love these vines.. Pretty good in planters and they have a mind of their own.I will post pictures to show the process of these vines in the next couple of days.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Boise, Idaho
Major Wheeler is growing rapidly, blooming, and it just beautiful. The deep color of the blooms against the deep leaves is spectacular. Love Major Wheeler!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Ogden, UT
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
from Denver, CO
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(3 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
from Salida, CO
I will try again
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great vine for hummers
By Plant fanatic
from Milwaukie, OR
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.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
A stunning addition to the garden!
from Eastern Oregon
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!
Doing well 1st full season
from Glens Falls,NY
Love it! Can't wait for it to get grow.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic fast grower covered with blooms.
from Bakersfield, CA
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.
We keep buying more
By Garden Girl
from Salt Lake City, UT
Hummingbirds love this plant and we get hummingbirds coming to them every year. It's one of the highlights of our yard.
Really Cool Plant
By Jon no Aitch
from New Braunfels, TX
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.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle
from Gallup, New Mexico
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
By Big Rob
from Scotch Plains, NJ
Merchant response: Good Day Big Rob,We are sorry to hear your Honeysuckle is not growing as quickly as you hoped. While our perennials are slow to start, they can reach mature growth much quicker compared to larger plants you might find locally. Our customers have described the growth rate of our perennials as the first year, they sleep. The second year, they creep and the third year, they leap! Please know we are truly committed to your satisfactions which is why we have our 100% guarantee in place. If this does not meet your expectations in any way, please give us at call and one of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to accommodate! You can call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 PM MT. Happy Gardening!
Still going strong
By Gardening in Fruita
from Fruita CO
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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