Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle

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Major Wheeler Coral Honeysuckle is a contained long-season twinning evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and heavy blooms.  The stems emerge purple to red before maturing to green-brown, sporting fragrant blazing orange-red flowers that bloom from spring to summer.  Grows best in the south with the roots in part sun and moist well-drained soil.  Highly mildew resistant and salt tolerant.  Coral Honeysuckles are extremely flammable.

Lonicera sempervirens is a host for the Spring Azure Butterfly and the Snowberry Clearwing Moth.  The nectar attracts hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators while the seeds attract songbirds. 

Type: 

Shrub, Vine

Height: 

6' - 8'

Spread: 

5’ - 10'

Spacing: 

8'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensWoodland Gardens, Hedge, Walls and Trellises, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AsterButterfly BushEchinacea

Image: Zeynel CebeciLonicera sempervirens - Coral honeysuckle 02CC BY-SA 4.0

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