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Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' (Trumpet honeysuckle)

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Trumpet honeysuckle or coral honeysuckle

Finally a production and landscape friendly native honeysuckle! Major Wheeler is the best selection of Lonicera sempervirens we've grown and it stands out so far above the rest that we've dropped all other red cultivars. Clean foliage is the first benefit. Even in periods of drought or in overgrown production, we've never seen a speck of mildew on this one. But its real asset is FLOWER POWER! This selection is COVERED in red trumpet flowers in late spring and keeps churning them out all summer long, especially with a post-bloom trim. The hummingbirds will find it from miles around.

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' - 50 per flat $57.50
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Height

3-8 Feet

Spread

1-10 Feet

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Trumpet honeysuckle Interesting Notes

Lonicera sempervirens can be found on fence rows, roadsides, open woodlands and the edges of clearings, from Connecticut to Nebraska, and south to Texas and Florida.  North American Distribution Map

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' Growing and Maintenance 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.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fast
Fast
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Container
Container
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer
Attributes
Moist Sun
Native to US
Dry Sun
Wildflower Garden
Mass Planting
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative