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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Hummingbird favorite

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle


Blazing red and gold blooms appear all summer and into fall—months longer than most other honeysuckles. Slower-growing honeysuckle will reach 6-10' in length, just right for covering a fence post, arbor or trellis. Hummingbirds love the nectar and the bright red berries in fall are popular with songbirds. Plant in full sun or partial shade. 2.5" pot. Zones 4-8. Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'. Deer tend to avoid

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
  • Type of FruitSmall red berries.
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread5 - 10 feet
  • Spacing5 - 10 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateHeavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
  • Planting InstructionsLikes partial shade in most regions, except the far north where it can enjoy full sun. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareA light application of mulch will preserve soil moisture.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormLong, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
  • Foliage TypeElliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimePrune in late fall, after flowering. Pruning in late winter or early spring will remove flowers.
  • FragranceNo
  • ResistanceGood resistance to pests and disease.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil, but not wet.
  • Watering RequirementWater occasional
  • PruningPrune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
  • Additional InformationNamed in honor of Charles Wheeler, former president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation. This variety is a selection of a native species discovered along the North Carolina coast.
  • Unique CharactersticsLight pink rounded flowers carried on sturdy stems. Flower heads are useful as dried flowers. Astrantias will thrive in a woodland garden setting, stream bank or other moist border.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateFast growing vine.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
Zones 7-10: 11/12/18

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