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.
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Containers
Native
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 6-8' tall , 5-10' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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Size Plant - 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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SKU
HC014630
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
Above 72 inches
Mature Height
6-8' tall
Mature Spread
5-10' wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
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 Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Low Maintenance
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
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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