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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle
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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

Ideal Vine for Fences, Posts or Arbors

This quick-vining plant is covered with stunning tubular-shaped, red and gold blooms all summer long and well into the fall. Major Wheeler is a fast grower that quickly reaches 6-10 ft. in length and is unbelievably hardy. Resistant to the mildew that seems to plague other varieties. Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it enjoys full sun.Potted. Zones 4-8.
This plant attracts hummingbirds.

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  • Botanical Name: Lonicera semperivirens 'Major Wheeler'
  • Height: 6 - 10 feet
  • Spacing: 6 - 10 feet
  • Depth: Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Spread: 5 - 10 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade. Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
  • Color: Red and gold blossoms.
  • Foliage: The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong to heart-shaped, medium green in color.
  • Blooms: Late Spring to Fall.
  • Fruit: Small red berries.
  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Form: Deciduous woody vine - evergreen in the south.
  • Flower Form: Small tubular or funnel shaped flowers. No fragrance.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast-growing vine.
  • Pruning: Prune to shape in late Fall. after flowering. Pruning in late Winter or early Spring will remove flowers.
  • Comments: Fast vining plant perfect for growing over a fence post, trellis or arbor. This variety blooms all Summer and into Fall where most varieties only bloom for a few weeks. This variety also does not seem to be bothered by mildew which can plague other varieties.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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