‘Major Wheeler’ is a trumpet honeysuckle selected for its great number of blooms and resistance to powdery mildew. Flowers are followed by red berries. Attracts birds.
Best flowering is in full sun. Best in humusy, organically rich soils with good drainage. A twining vine that needs a support structure (trellis, fence) upon which to grow or it will lay on the ground. Lonicera blooms on old wood, so prune as desired immediately after flowering.
Note: Unlike its white-flowering cousin, Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica) this honeysuckle is not invasive.
Height: 3-5 ft.
Spread: 1-10 ft.
Bloom time: late spring – summer
Sun: full sun to part shade
photo credit: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz
This vine is a variety of a vine native to North America.