Gorgeous Deep-Red Fragrant Major Wheeler Honeysuckle!Tubular Deep Red to Orange Flowers
Lavishly Fragrant Non-Stop Blooms
Longest Lasting Blooms Among Honeysuckle
Easy Care & Low Maintenance
Tidy Vine Form & Water-Wise
Shines in Full Sun & Part Shade
Pollinators & Hummingbirds Love It!
Beautiful Cut Flower
Container and Climbing Plant
Extremely Hardy Native Species
Glorious deep red-orange blooms are beyond fragrant and ornamental! The sturdy twining vine Major Wheeler Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’) is one of the hardiest native Honeysuckle around!
A heavenly scent of succulent sweetness drifts on the afternoon breeze from the long tubular blooms. Your Honeysuckle will easily grow to full length and start blooming in spring, lasting all summer long.
With no worry about being invasive like other native species, Major Wheeler will fit perfectly into any garden design and size. The long tubular blooms are red and orange and hang in bold clusters that absolutely smother this plant!
These 2-inch blooms appear in the hundreds and you will be amazed by the sheer volume of these exotic flowers! They are a favorite among pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds that will not be able to resist!
This is a vital source of nectar for all your beneficial insects and birds! With a longer bloom time than other Honeysuckle, you’ll have these visitors for weeks!
Unlike some flowering vines, it can also be trained into a shrub or left to trail along the ground. It’s adaptable to many conditions and easy to manage.
These exotic flowers cling to a vigorously growing vine and are absolutely vibrant as it twists and turns around your garden trellis.
It’s a rugged semi-evergreen climber that’s virtually indestructible, even with haphazard pruning. Each year, from June to September, you can look forward to lightly fragrant masses of scarlet-orange tubular flowers that give way to small red berries in the fall which the birds just love.
How to Use Major Wheeler Honeysuckle In The LandscapeDespite being a fast-growing climbing vine, it won’t get into trouble in the landscape, Major Wheeler will ramble up trellis, fences and any place you encourage it to do so.
Reaching near full height in a single growing season, these types of Coral Honeysuckle are amazing growers! Filling an area with deep blue-green foliage and bright blooms, these even work amazingly well in containers and act as both the upright thriller or a flowing spiller.
Use to climb over fences and hide an unsightly view while enhancing your own. These act as semi-evergreen in warmer growing zones and provide lush backdrop plants among your beds and borders. Beautifully spilling over retaining walls and rambling over hardscapes as well as they climb!
Adapting to any style garden, these tame natives fill your landscape with color quickly and are even suitable for indoor floral arrangements with sweet-smelling blooms.
Incorporate into your garden beds and borders on a trellis or an obelisk among your other planted flowers and perennials to add height, color, fragrance and drama throughout your landscape!
Imagine Honeysuckle growing up the columns of your pergolas and gazebos with a circle of lush greenery. No pollinator garden should be without something to attract butterflies and other visitors!
#ProPlantTips For CareDeer resistant and extremely hardy, Major Wheeler Honeysuckle thrives in a wide range of USDA 4 through 10 hardiness zones.
Loving the full sun, these are also tolerant of partial sun, especially when planted in hotter climates, appreciating the relief from the worst of the summer sun.
Not invasive like the yellow and white flowering varieties, Major Wheeler is highly disease resistant and adaptable. Not particular about soil type, Major loves any well-drained soil that ranges from acidic to alkaline.
Take care when applying lawn fertilizers near flowering shrubs. These high nitrogen formulas are designed to produce foliage, but will not support flower development. Instead, apply an all-purpose fertilizer for blooming plants in early spring. Reapply in mid-summer, following label directions for application rates.
Doing best in average moisture, Major Wheeler is very drought tolerant once established. Extremely easy care and low maintenance, these won’t need pruning but are highly conducive to a haircut if needed.
Sometimes a plant performs just a bit too well in certain areas. Rest assured, Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to track all federal, state and local regulations on invasive materials. We will always protect you and your community. We’re happy to offer this selection for sale into areas where it will work beautifully without any concern. To check your availability, simply type in your Zip Code to Find Your Growing Zone in the section above the Plant Highlights.
You won’t go wrong by adding height, drama, color, fragrance and amazing blooms to your landscape! Major Wheeler Honeysuckle is just the bold addition your hum-drum garden beds have been craving! Order yours today from Nature Hills Nursery!