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Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler

 
Red Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens, Honeysuckle Vine

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Fast growing Major Wheeler’s blooms are true red and plentiful. Extremely hardy, mildew free whilst thriving in high humidity, this Honeysuckle will also attract many butterflies to your garden. (Lonicera sempervirens)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Native
Native
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-96" tall (4-8 feet), Up to 12' wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 5VINE

Plant Information

The vining honeysuckle begins flowering in June and continues into fall, blooming a true, bright red.

A big bonus is that these blooms are magnets for hummingbirds, and once your vine is growing and blooming, you'll see them regularly. Honeysuckle vines, when happy in a moist location with full sun will cover a trellis or wall of up to 144 sq. ft. (12 x 12). If you don't have a trellis, Major Wheeler makes a beautiful running ground cover or shrub-like mound with its dense production of beautiful deep green leaves and lots of brilliant red flowers. Keeps blooming all summer long.

SKU 5VINE
Common Name Honeysuckle Vine
Botanical Name Lonicera sempervirens
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 48-96" tall (4-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 12' wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native, Hedge / Screen
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsHoneysuckle Vine Major Wheeler
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Healthy (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (6)
  • Garden (5)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (11), Casual hobbyist (3), Getting started (3)
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    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I saw 3 flowers the first year

I thought it may grow a bit more aggressively than it did and I would see more blooms from all of the reviews I read, but not to be the first year. I purchased...Read complete review

I thought it may grow a bit more aggressively than it did and I would see more blooms from all of the reviews I read, but not to be the first year. I purchased a large trellis for this vine to mature over and have purchased another plant to put on the other side of the trellis. Jury is still out on how nice of an addition this is to the garden until I see how it bounces back next year. I did get pictures of the few blooms I had though.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not come back

Grew very quickly the first year, but did not survive the winter and come back the next year even though I live in zone 7b

Grew very quickly the first year, but did not survive the winter and come back the next year even though I live in zone 7b

Reviewed by 17 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Slow to start and then BAM!

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from Charlotte, NC

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

    This is one of my favorite plants in my very very well-planted yard. I bought an arbor to grow this at the very top of my pond. The first year the growth was OK. I got a few flowers and it did a decent job of climbing each side of the trellis. When the vine goes dormant it looks 100% dead and I thought it had died over winter, but at the end of March it started growing greenery again. The second season it grew and bloomed like crazy throughout the spring, summer, and the fall. It attracts an enormous amount of hummingbirds, it does not act invasive, and because the vines don't get woody until mature, it's easy to wrap vines around in the direction you would like them to grow. They are located in my yard at the top of the hill and get sun the majority of the day. I did not mark them as fragrant because even though they do smell good when you put your nose right up to them, they don't emit much of a scent from a distance (like jasmine would).

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I saw 3 flowers the first year

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    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

      I thought it may grow a bit more aggressively than it did and I would see more blooms from all of the reviews I read, but not to be the first year. I purchased a large trellis for this vine to mature over and have purchased another plant to put on the other side of the trellis. Jury is still out on how nice of an addition this is to the garden until I see how it bounces back next year. I did get pictures of the few blooms I had though.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Growing rather slowly

      By 

      from Cleveland Heights, OH

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

        One years growth is probably not enough to judge this plant on. Check back with me next year.

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        4.0

        arrived healthy and ready to plant but it hasn't bloomed yet

        By 

        from Owensboro

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Hasn't Bloomed
        • Isn't Wanting To Climb Tr

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

        Used the vine on a trellis that is against the house. The trellis might be to flushed against the house that might be why it is having trouble climbing up it. It is also beside a water garden.

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        4.0

        oh yeah

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        from show low,az

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

          growing very well.

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          5.0

          Healthy Plants!

          By 

          from Thompson River, Thompson Falls, Montana

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

            The plants arrived in great shape, I was very pleased with their size and health. We planted them in a new garden bed, they are growing well after a slight set back from a late spring freeze. We live in a zone 3 (micro climate) for our area normally considered zone 5. Will see how they winter, looking forward to next season, more growth and flowers.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Way to go Major !

            By 

            from Rochester, NY

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                This is the first full season for my Major in a Zone 6, part-sun setting. It seems to have topped-out at about 10 feet high but the width is still filling out. Numerous flowers bloomed about June 1. I asked around for this at the area garden centers last year and the response was always, "Never heard of it." Thanks, American Meadows.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Did not come back

                By 

                from Greensboro, NC

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                    Grew very quickly the first year, but did not survive the winter and come back the next year even though I live in zone 7b

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                    4.0

                    Growing well

                    By 

                    from Millbrae, CA

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance

                    Cons

                    • Slow Growth

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                      Wish it was faster but it is growing well.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Failed

                      By 

                      from Charlottesville, VA

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                      Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                      Planted along a fence line, and it completely failed. No growth. Mostly dried up. Other honeysuckle from a local nursery did very well with the same effort and care. Just not the right plant for me.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Disappointed in lack of blossoms

                      By 

                      from Simpsonville, SC

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Reliable Growth

                      Cons

                      • Short Bloom Time

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                        The plant grew very well on a trellis but was disappointed that I got only one very short-lived blossom.

                         
                        4.0

                        Doing great

                        By 

                        from pagosa springs. co

                        Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                        It hasn't flowered yet,high altitude here, but is growing and vining up my deck posts.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        It's up but not a quick grower

                        By 

                        from Hingham, MA

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                        Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                        Planted under a trellis, I was hoping for some fragrance this year. Perhaps it takes more than a year for these to establish. If they return next year, ask again. There's still hope.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love Love This Vine....

                        By 

                        from Church Hill, TN

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Fragrant
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Pest Resistant
                        • Reliable Growth
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                          One of the brightest and prettiest vines in my yard. I had purchased 2 and then went back and purchased 2 more. I'm almost ready to cut down 2 different Honeysuckle vines and get 2 more of the Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler. I have 80 feet of back fence to cover and 50 feet of it is covered by Major Wheeler.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very vigorous climber!

                          By 

                          from Portsmouth, VA

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                          Pros

                          • From 6
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth

                          Cons

                          • No Blooms First Year

                          Best Uses

                          • Vertical Coverage Fast

                          Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                          Plant grew so fast you could watch it go up the trellis as you were standing in front of it:-) Grew from 6" to 6' first year. Wanted something for butterfly/hummingbird garden and this fit the bill perfectly. Didn't get any blooms this year, but expect it will bloom beautifully next season. Used it in a bed with yarrow, echinacea and butterfly weed. Filled up the vertical space very quickly. Very impressed with my Major Wheeler.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Special!

                          By 

                          from Barboursville, WV

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                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Reliable Growth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                              Doesn't take long for this vine to take off...just give it a base to grow on! Flowers start in April and go the entire flowering season...will want to trim back so it does not take over....Let ours grow up an old clothesline pole...Hummers love it...

                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Very fast grower

                              By 

                              from Basye, VA

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler:

                                  This vine began sending up new shoots as soon as it came out of the box, even better I could get it planted! Can't wait to see how it performs when it gets big enough to bloom.

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