Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

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Will begin shipping Apr 3rd 2023 . Ship by date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

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Common Name:
Trumpet Honeysuckle
Plant Type:
Perennial, Climbing Vine
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
6-10 Feet
Garden Spread:
3-10 Feet
  • Vigorous vine great for trellises, arbors, & fences
  • The heaviest blooming variety of this species
  • Incredible fragrance you'll want near the deck or pathway

Lonicera 'Major Wheeler' is a standout vine with loads of color. It is covered in beautiful tubular red flowers from late spring into the summer. The more sun it gets the more flower power it will have! Hummingbirds and butterflies will love its nectar-laden blossoms, and other birds will eat the red berries it produces later in summer. An excellent choice for amazing color. 'Major Wheeler' is fast-growing, tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought once established, and has great disease resistance. Native to eastern and southern U.S.

Uses: Native, Trellis and Arbors
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Growth Habit: Climbing

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade (best flowering occurs with more sun). Climbing Honeysuckle prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Attaches by twining stems; tie to a trellis, fence, or other support structure to establish. Prune back to strong young growth immediately after flowering to control size of vine & encourage rebloom. Watch for aphids.

Photo(s) courtesy of Creek Hill Nursery 

Review (1)

  • Drought hardy

    Posted by Leigh on Oct 12th 2019

    I’ve grown this before and love it because it blooms all summer and the birds adore the flowers and also the subsequent red berries. My plants are growing, but did not bloom this year. Hopefully next spring they will, but we had an awful drought so who knows. It is a resilient and vigorous vine, so I think it won’t let me down. The plants I received were excellently packed and super healthy looking. Romence does a better job with packing and shipping than anyone.