- Botanical Name:Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’
- Height:6 – 10 Feet
- Spacing:5 – 10′
- Spread:5 – 10′
- Light Required:Full Sun
- Blooms:Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
- Flower Form:Long, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
- Growth Rate:Fast growing vine.
- Pruning:Prune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
- Foliage:Elliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
- Comments:Named in honor of Charles Wheeler, former president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation. This variety is a selection of a native species discovered along the North Carolina coast.
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.