Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Shipment begins in Spring 2020

SKU: S64637
1 for $33.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Honeysuckle
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Height: 6-10' Spacing: 2-4'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Bring on the hummingbirds! 'Major Wheeler' produces a blanket of tubular, reddish orange to coral flowers from late spring through summer. Later, the red berries attract goldfinches and robins. It's a selection of our native species, Lonicera sempervirens, and plants are both carefree and noninvasive. They bloom on the previous year's growth as well as new growth. Regular pruning is not required—any pruning to shape the vine can be done once flowering is over for the season. Do provide a trellis, fence, or post with wire grid for support.

Lonicera is a large group of (mostly) deciduous shrubs and vines from Europe, Asia, and North America. They are known for their brightly colored, sometimes fragrant flowers. The vines will grow readily in humus-rich, well-drained soil and are rarely troubled by insects, diseases, or deer.

For more information on the growing and care of Lonicera, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Large, healthy vine

This vine knocked my socks off! Beautifully packed, very healthy foliage, well-staked and about 40 inches tall which will reach my trellis without extra support and fuss. Thank you for such a superior plant!

22 of 22 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Blooms forming

I planted this last Fall. Due to unforeseen problems where I planted it, I had to move it about a month ago. It seems to be handling it well as it’s putting on new growth, vines, and I even have flowers forming. The plant is still small yet but I’m hoping it will entice my hummingbird(s) to come back this year.

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White Flower Farm

Planted this last year in the perfect spot recommended. It grew an inch or two and that was it. Am watching for growth this year. If not I’ll have to request a refund or replacement. Was so disappointed have it placed to grow up a column on my porch.

All of our perennial plant material is guaranteed for a full year from the time of receipt Karen, so please do contact the company if the Lonicera fails to survive the winter. Here is the contact information:
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No luck

Planted this last year in the perfect spot recommended. It grew an inch or two and that was it. Am watching for growth this year. If not I’ll have to request a refund or replacement. Was so disappointed have it placed to grow up a column on my porch.

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Hummingbirds' Home!

I bought this magnificent honeysuckle 3 years ago and it has clambered over my lamp post covering it in a profuse burst of bright red flowers which last into the fall. As soon as the buds open in the spring, hummingbirds migrating back home fly straight to the climber, gorging hungrily on them. It is a sheer delight looking at my beautiful climber and the little birds humming around it all day! I bought two more last year, that's how much I love this plant.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: lon-iss'er-uh    

There are many Honeysuckle species; some are shrubs and others are twining climbers. All are fast growing, vigorous, and adaptable, generally with sweetly fragrant flowers. Climbers can be grown on a fence or other support, or trained into small trees. Utilize the shrubs in borders, as hedges or as ground covers.

Light: Full sun or partial shade.

Soil: Average garden soil.

Watering: The key to getting your new shrub or tree off to a good start is moisture. Water thoroughly after planting, and keep a close eye on the plant over the following week. Then, give it a good soaking once a week during summer, unless rainfall is plentiful (more than 1in per week). Established plants can generally get by on less water, but most grow best if the soil remains evenly moist. Water Honeysuckles sparingly in winter.

Fertilizer: We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden. Plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. Here at the Farm, we fertilize our specimen trees and shrubs just once -- in early spring -- with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such 5-10-10, 10-10-10, or an organic fertilizer). If a concentrated, water-soluble fertilizer is used, please follow the manufacturers' recommendations carefully.

Continuing Care: Easy to grow. Prevent mildew with good air circulation. Climbers that flower on the previous year's growth (such as L. periclymenum) should be pruned right after they flower. Trim hedges twice during summer. For established shrubs, cut 1/5 to 1/3 of the old canes to the base after flowering to promote new growth and keep shrub in bounds. Rarely troubled by insects or diseases.

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