Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

 

 

  • Perfect for climbing fences or trellises
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Tons of flowers!

Details

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' has clean foliage even in periods of drought and is also less susceptable to powdery mildew. But its real asset is FLOWER POWER! This selection is COVERED in orange-red trumpet flowers in late spring and keeps churning them out all summer long, especially with a post-bloom trim. The hummingbirds will find this native honeysuckle from miles around.

Growing Tips

Major Wheeler' prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. More sun will give you more flowers. Tolerant of drought and dry soils once established, but either may reduce flower production and growth. Blooms on previous year's growth and new growth, so you can trim it back or leave it be. Prune to best suit your site. Lonicera sempervirens is a twining vine and needs small to medium width support to climb. Ideal on a trellis or open fence. Can climb a wood fence with help getting started.

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Type:

Perennial

Sun/Shade:

Full Sun to Part Sun

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red

Foliage Color:

Green

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Height:

36-96 inches

Spread:

30-36 inches

Benefits:

Vigorous Growth

Truly Heat Tolerant

Drought Tolerant

Fragrant

Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife:

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 
 
 
 

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