Lonicera 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle

$15.95
$15.95
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Description

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' is distinguished by its clusters of red trumpet-shaped blossoms with orange interiors that appear steadily throughout the summer and into fall. Also called Honeysuckle, this is a woody stemmed, perennial vine that requires strong support. It is very attractive to hummingbirds and will be visited by various other pollinators, as well.

Lonicera sempervirens is native to the southeastern United States. Lonicera 'Major Wheeler', discovered along the coast of North Carolina, is noted for its mildew-resistant foliage, which makes this selection one of the best native honeysuckles.

Lonicera sempervirens prefers sun to light shade and moist soil. It will tolerate dry soil and drought, once established. 'Major Wheeler' blooms heaviest in full sun. It flowers on old wood so prune just after flowering. Lonicera 'Major Wheeler' is not overly aggressive and can be used as a ground cover in natural areas.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Honeysuckle
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 144
  • Width at Maturity: 24-96
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to midfall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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