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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Hummingbird Favorite!

  • SKU: 70166
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Height: 6 - 10 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Description
Enjoy the stunning good looks of this extra-long blooming variety. It spreads quickly, covering trellises and walls with beautiful red and gold blooms.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameLonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
  • Ships As3" POT
  • Height6 - 10 feet
  • Spacing5 - 10 feet
  • Spread5 - 10 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Color Descriptionred
  • Foliage TypeElliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
  • Bloom TimeHeavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
  • Flower FormLong, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil, but not wet.
  • Growth RateFast growing vine.
  • PruningPrune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
  • Winter CareA light application of mulch will preserve soil moisture.
  • 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.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones4-9
  • FruitSmall red berries.
  • 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.
  • Deer Resistant
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**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

ZONE Perennials &
Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A & 6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th 
 Zones 8-10: May 21st 



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WWOW!!
May 25, 2016
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Bought 2 of these 2 years ago. Like the other peopled who commented-the 2nd year it went crazy! Michigan Bulb rocks. :)
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WWOW!!
May 25, 2016
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Bought 2 of these 2 years ago. Like the other peopled who commented-the 2nd year it went crazy! Michigan Bulb rocks. :)
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Wonderful
May 6, 2016
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These grow wild in Missouri. They would bloom in the Spring just as the Hummingbirds migrated into our area. I knew when they started blooming it was time to fill my Hummingbird feeders. I can't find it here so I am getting one for my garden here in Kentucky, and looking forward to it telling me when the 'Hummers' are coming here too.
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Wonderful
May 6, 2016
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These grow wild in Missouri. They would bloom in the Spring just as the Hummingbirds migrated into our area. I knew when they started blooming it was time to fill my Hummingbird feeders. I can't find it here so I am getting one for my garden here in Kentucky, and looking forward to it telling me when the 'Hummers' are coming here too.
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Amazing!
Jan 17, 2016
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I never even saw a hummer in my yard before I planted this. My Major Wheeler has sprawled all the way up my 8 foot trellis in just under two seasons. Now I spend my summers on the hammock watching my favorite show--up to 3 hummingbirds at once, coming and going all day long.
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Love this!
Jan 15, 2016
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The first year this did not flower like I expected but the following year - this last year it flowered and grew up the fence and on to anything close to it. Hummingbirds loved it!
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Love this!
Jan 15, 2016
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The first year this did not flower like I expected but the following year - this last year it flowered and grew up the fence and on to anything close to it. Hummingbirds loved it!
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Hummingbird Magnet!
May 5, 2015
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I ordered these about 3 years ago to get some vertical growth in a bare yard. The first year they just kind of sat there but the second year -watch out! They climbed to the top of my 10 ft. arbor and having been blooming all summer ever since. Hummingbirds come in droves!! Only warning is that this has none of the expected honeysuckle fragrance at all, but the color of the blooms and the sheer amount of them is awesome!!
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Mrs
Nov 11, 2013
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We ordered two of your plants a yr ago and they arrived healthy and have really covered our trellis already. We admit we were sceptical of ordering thru the mail but we are so impressed with the quality you sent. Will definately use you again and recommend you to everyone.
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nice plant
Jun 22, 2012
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I ordered two of these, they came in little 2 inch pots. One was a little bigger and thrives right away when I planted it in the same pot as the climbing rose. The smaller one looked like it was dead but then came back slowly. I already had a bigger one bought elsewhere and the humming birds love the flowers.
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Awesome. Buying another!
Jun 2, 2012
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Planted this last year and no blooms. Full of blooms and climbing all over the trellis this summer. Hummingbirds are here early because of it. Buying another! Love it!!!
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Hummingbird magnet!
Apr 24, 2012
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Give it a few years to reach its potential. I have several planted to cover a chain-link fence in a mostly sunny, windy spot, Zone 4. It blooms all Summer, & it's the last plant blooming in the Fall. A hummingbird favorite.
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Shot right up!
Feb 17, 2012
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I planted two of these at my mother's house 2 years ago. They are in full sun, and they shot right up! I had to by a trellis almost immediately. Last summer, they were blooming profusely and they had to be at least 5'. Very happy with them.
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