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Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

SKU
06783
Blazing red and gold blooms appear all summer long, and into fall. Stems are often red to purple turning greenish brown with age. A vigorous, fast growing vine, perfect for covering a fence post, arbor or trellis. This excellent selection thrives in high humidity and is mildew-free. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationlon-ISS-er-a sem-per-VEY-renz
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems quickly reach 6 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Design IdeasThe coral-pink flowers are very showy when cascading off wood fences, twining up lattice and shrouding unsightly wire field fencing or chain link. Perfect in the woodland garden, where it can gracefully climb into trees, living or not. Particularly nice when allowed to cascade off concrete block or railroad tie retaining walls. If left to sprawl, it will behave a lot like groundcover on slopes and embankments.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Best flowering occurs with full sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Climbs by twining; will not hurt wood. Prune annually to control size; will recover from heavy pruning within a single season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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