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Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' - Gorgeous true red tubes with a deep yellow throat flower most of the growing season. 'Major Wheeler' is a great wildlife plant drawing all manner of bee, butterfly, hummingbird and other pollinators. Leaves are a light matte-finished green to blue-green. Autumn foliage color may be a respectable yellow in the north where 'Major Wheeler' is deciduous. But in the south the foliage remains on the vine, hence, "sempervirens" which loosely translates to "always living". Late season orange-red fruits are beloved by birds. Trumpet Honeysuckle is a worthy twining vine and will require support so that it can show itself off. Or it can be just beautiful scrambling over a wall. Well-drained fertile, organic soil in full to nearly full sun though it is tolerant of clay soil and will survive the bane of allelopathic compounds from Black Walnut. Though found in the wild the Southeastern U.S. we do not know where 'Major Wheeler' originated. Established potted vine, cutting grown.


8-10 ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds


  • Full Sun


  • Natural Garden
  • Climbing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Wall
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic


  • Southeastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown