Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler

Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine

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.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6-8' tall
Mature Spread5-10' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014630

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6-8' x 5-10' wide. Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (Lonicera) 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' Honeysuckle 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. Partially evergreen in southern climates, deciduous in colder zones of the north. Because this blooms on old and new wood, there is no need to prune other than to shape the vine once blooms have passed. 2010 Plant of the Year.
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SKUHC014630
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine
Botanical Name
Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Orange
Mature Height
6-8' tall
Mature Spread
5-10' wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Partially evergreen southern climates, deciduous in northern zones.
Awards
Perennial Plant of the Year
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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