Lonicera 'Major Wheeler' Description
Lonicera 'Major Wheeler' is perhaps the heaviest flowering of all the honeysuckle vines beginning its flower show in late spring & continuing all summer long!
Fast growing but manageable, Major Wheeler will bring in the hummingbirds from miles around with its vibrant, red trumpet shaped flowers from summer to fall.
Honeysuckle flowers best in full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established and mildew-free!
Blooms on previous year's growth and new growth, so you can leave it be, or trim it back.
A twining vine that needs small to medium width support to climb. Perfect around a pole, trellis, fence, or let it weave through other shrubs like hydrangea, or butterfly bush.
Special features: Blooms first year, Attracts hummingbirds, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Mildew resistant, Reblooming
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- Botanical name:
Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
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Full sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
6-10' x 6-10'
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Vines and climbers
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best in humus, organically rich soils with good drainage.
Light: Full sun is best for good flowering
Water: Once established, the plants need only moderate watering, unless the summer is very dry. Does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Water Honeysuckles sparingly in winter.
Spacing: 3 - 4 ft
Fertilizing: Honeysuckle grows so well that little or no fertilizer is necessary in most cases. If planted in poor soil, you can apply organic, or slow release low-nitrogen, high-phosphorus 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring (after the first growing season).
Winterizing: Consider applying mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.
Maintenance & pruning: Only lightly prune plants until they are well established. Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed, and plant is still dormant. If mature vines have become woody and overgrown, you can rejuvenate by pruning one-third of the older stems to the soil. To shape the vine, cut back overly long stems so they are in keeping with the desired shape, and cut out any weak, spindly growth
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