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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Hummingbird favorite

Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Hummingbird favorite

Availability: Out Of Season



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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

  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 6 - 10 feet
  • Flowering Date Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 4" POT

We ship this item in Fall.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 6 - 10 feet
    • Spread: 5 - 10 feet
    • Spacing: 5 - 10 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
    • Flowering Date: Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
    • Winter Care: A light application of mulch will preserve soil moisture.
    • Type of Fruit: Small red berries.
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • Flower Color: red
    • Flower Form: Long, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
    • Foliage Type: Elliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
    • Resistance: Good resistance to pests and disease.
    • Pruning: Prune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
    • Pruning Time: Prune in late fall, after flowering. Pruning in late winter or early spring will remove flowers.
    • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil, but not wet.
    • Watering Requirement: Water occasional
    • Additional Information: Named 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.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    When will my order ship?

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

    2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
    Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
    1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
    3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
    Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
    Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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