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Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler

Major Wheeler’s blooms are true red and plentiful. Extremely hardy and fast-growing, this Honeysuckle will also attract many butterflies to your garden. (Lonicera sempervirens)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 48-96" tall (4-8 feet), Up to 12' wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Red Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens, Honeysuckle Vine
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Details
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 Season 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 Canada No
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Description
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.

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American MeadowsHoneysuckle Vine Major Wheeler
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (3)
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    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very fast grower

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's up but not a quick grower

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Way to go Major !

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from Rochester, NY

About Me Avid Gardener

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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Did not come back

      By 

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      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

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          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.

             
            1.0

            Failed

            By 

            from Charlottesville, VA

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

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              Cons

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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.

                   
                  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.

                     
                    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.

                          (1 of 1 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.

                            (1 of 1 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.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Special!

                            By 

                            from Barboursville, WV

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                            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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                                    • Personal

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