Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Pronunciation: lon-ISS-er-a sem-per-VEY-renz
SKU #06783
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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring through summer
Mature Size Twining stems quickly reach 6 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Design Ideas The 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
CARE
Care 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.

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