Botanical Name Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’
Mature Height 5 – 7 feet
Mature Spread 3 – 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Gorgeous Deep-Red Fragrant Major Wheeler Honeysuckle!
Tubular Deep Red to Orange Flowers
Lavishly Fragrant Non-Stop Blooms
Longest Lasting Blooms Among Honeysuckle
Easy Care & Low Maintenance
Tidy Vine Form & Water-Wise
Shines in Full Sun & Part Shade
Pollinators & Hummingbirds Love It!
Beautiful Cut Flower
Container and Climbing Plant
Extremely Hardy Native Species
Glorious deep red-orange blooms are beyond fragrant and ornamental! The sturdy twining vine Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’) is one of the hardiest native Honeysuckle around!
A heavenly scent of succulent sweetness drifts on the afternoon breeze from the long tubular blooms. Your Honeysuckle will easily grow to full length and start blooming in spring, lasting all summer long.
With no worry about being invasive like other native species, Major Wheeler will fit perfectly into any garden design and size. The long tubular blooms are red and orange and hang in bold clusters that absolutely smother this plant!
These 2-inch blooms appear in the hundreds and you will be amazed by the sheer volume of these exotic flowers! They are a favorite among pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds that will not be able to resist!
This is a vital source of nectar for all your beneficial insects and birds! With a longer bloom time than other Honeysuckle, you’ll have these visitors for weeks!
Unlike some flowering vines, it can also be trained into a shrub or left to trail along the ground. It’s adaptable to many conditions and easy to manage.
These exotic flowers cling to a vigorously growing vine and are absolutely vibrant as it twists and turns around your garden trellis.
It’s a rugged semi-evergreen climber that’s virtually indestructible, even with haphazard pruning. Each year, from June to September, you can look forward to lightly fragrant masses of scarlet-orange tubular flowers that give way to small red berries in the fall which the birds just love.
How to Use Major Wheeler Honeysuckle In The Landscape
Despite being a fast-growing climbing vine, it won’t get into trouble in the landscape, Major Wheeler will ramble up trellis, fences and any place you encourage it to do so.
Reaching near full height in a single growing season, these types of Coral Honeysuckle are amazing growers! Filling an area with deep blue-green foliage and bright blooms, these even work amazingly well in containers and act as both the upright thriller or a flowing spiller.
Use to climb over fences and hide an unsightly view while enh