'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle

1-Quart
Item #41292
$27.95
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Description

Keep your unsightly fences and walls covered with magnificent blooms!

Tones of red and yellow bring any garden to life!

Simply the best red-flowered honeysuckle ever grown,'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle delights with its entirely mildew-free foliage! What a difference these lush leaves make : they remain dense and lovely until frost, and the flowers keep coming as well, unbelievably abundant and not ready to quit until summer's end. And the habit is quite versatile, equally inclined to climb as a vine, mound up, or stretch along the garden floor. If you are partial to butterflies and hummingbirds, or if you need quick cover-up of a wall, fence, or unsightly garden presence,'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle is waiting for you.

Each long, slender, trumpet-shaped bloom is a radiant shade of red with yellow tips and interiors. Hummingbirds take notice, and there are more blooms than you can imagine, appearing in large dangling clusters, all over this plant. They begin in late spring and last through summer, standing out brilliantly against the dark foliage.

Although 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle grows most quickly and flowers most heavily in full sun, it can tolerate a bit of shade. Once established 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle is very drought tolerant, and of course it revels in the humidity that reduces older varieties to bare stems by summer's end. We highly recommend it for brilliant vertical color. Zones 4-8.

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Genus Lonicera
Species sempervirens
Variety 'Major Wheeler'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Vining
Plant Height 6 ft - 8 ft
Plant Width 6 ft - 8 ft
Bloom Size 1 in - 1.5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Red, Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Downy Mildew, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 01, 2012

Wow!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted this vine in its little 4.5" pot in the fall of 2010 on the corner of an outbuilding 50 ft behind my house. Last spring and summer it grew to the roof line and 2 ft wide. The blooms are striking and easily seen from my windows. This honeysuckle impresses. A most gratifying planting.

GeorgiaPeach from AL
March 20, 2012

Beautiful plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this plant. I planted it in front of my stair railing and it's grown quickly to a nice size. Pruning is not necessary but it cuts back well if you need it smaller. The foliage is thick and the flowers eye-catching. My only complaint is that it lacks fragrance.

Sandra from MO

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