Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Honeysuckle, Major Wheeler

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Coral honeysuckle is a woody vine native to open woods throughout eastern North America. It has long been popular for adorning mailboxes, lamp posts, fences, and trellises. Masses of flowers appear in clusters from spring through July or August then sporadically thereafter. 'Major Wheeler' has clusters of deep scarlet red, 2" long, tubular flowers with yellow insides. Big red berries persist in fall and early winter. It is loaded with flowers from late spring on into the fall. And it is highly mildew resistant, the semi-evergreen leaves looking good all season long.

Coral honeysuckle is best in full sun and average soil, but would also do well in light shade. This vine is sure to attract hummingbirds and your neighbor's attention. In flower, it is extremely showy. Don't confuse this with the aggressive and obnoxious Japanese honeysuckle vine. Coral honeysuckle is very choice, and is not overly aggressive.



Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Vine

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Organic, Average,

Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller


Flower Color

Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Late summer, Late spring,

Early summer, Mid summer,

Early fall



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9