Perennials forum: Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 20, 2013 12:25 AM CST
Hi all,

I didn't see a Vine forum, so I knew this had to be the place.

I planted this very beautiful flowering vine last year for the first time. I have it it a container (don't want the rabbits or any critter chewing it up).

Question is: When do I take all the old brown stems off the trellis. When new green growth appears?

Can't wait to see the flowering this year! I'm going to get a full year of flowers that attract the Hummers! Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up


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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 20, 2013 9:54 AM CST
oh!! It's beautiful, I have been wanting one. It blooms on old and new growth so you can prune or leave it. The old brown stems will bloom too.
Susan

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 20, 2013 10:47 PM CST
Susan,

HCG has it and that's where I got mine last year.

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/index/page/product/product...

Thank you! Can't wait to see a full 'year' of blooming!

Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 20, 2013 10:59 PM CST
How did you know it bloomed on old and new growth?
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 21, 2013 3:36 AM CST
I was looking for it and I saw this on North Creek website. Sorry, forgot to give the link!

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler' Growing and Maintenance Tips
Major Wheeler prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. More sun will give you more flowers. Tolerant of drought and dry soils once established, but either may reduce flower production and growth. Blooms on previous year's growth and new growth, so you can trim it back or leave it be. Prune to best suit your site. Lonicera sempervirens is a twining vine and needs small to medium width support to climb. Ideal on a trellis or open fence. Can climb a wood fence with help getting started.

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plan...
Susan

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 21, 2013 8:15 PM CST
Thanks Susan! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Group hug

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 22, 2013 2:35 AM CST
Green Grin! Group hug
Susan

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 23, 2013 4:58 PM CST
I purchased Major Wheeler from Romence Gardens online they are located in Grand Rapids MI. The honeysuckle vine was the only thing I purchased from them and was extremely impressed by the nice large plant they sent. The plant grew well last year and should take right off this year growing even more. I also have Dropmore Scarlet honeysuckle vine which has been here for years I prune it back yearly and it bloom from spring to fall in the season it is a hummingbird magnet. I am hoping MW will do the same it replaced a trumpet vine that became a garden thug sprouting everywhere if only they didn't want to take over the garden the blooms are beautiful. I am still battling trying to get rid of sprouts I would never never ever plant a trumpet vine ever again.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 23, 2013 6:44 PM CST
Wow, thanks for the tip! I will check out Dropmore Scarlet. I have heard good things about Romance Gardens, not only that the plants are big but that shipping is real reasonable too.
I am getting MW from Lazy S's because they have most of the stuff on my wish list. They are a good nursery and very close to me. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 23, 2013 11:06 PM CST
"I will check out Dropmore Scarlet" I agree But, I don't have the money to buy another trellis this year, maybe next year.

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 23, 2013 11:16 PM CST
My Dropmore Scarlet is on a very sturdy tall trellis made by my hubby, it gets quite tall but takes pruning easily. I have never ordered from Lazy S, I ordered from Romence Gardens because the shipping was resonable compared to others since I was only ordering the one plant. Although I think the shipping was slightly more than the MW but I couldn't find it locally and had my mind set on it.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 23, 2013 11:23 PM CST
Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 26, 2013 4:23 AM CST
It's under invasive plants. Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 1:46 AM CST
Susan,

I don't understand. Confused

Coral Honeysuckle isn't invasive.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Mar 27, 2013 4:05 AM CST
I meant the trumpet vine.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 27, 2013 4:21 AM CST
Dropmore Scarlet is beautiful and I got a couple of shrubs from Lazy S's last year. I was impressed. I did put them under my recommendations but here is a picture.



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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 4:24 AM CST
virginiarose said:I meant the trumpet vine.


*Blush* Thumbs up

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 4:28 AM CST
Susan,

You'll have to post pics here and post them to the database also when they're in bloom. Thumbs up

Just noticed on Tues. that I've new leaves on the old wood stems on my Major Wheeler! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 27, 2013 4:36 AM CST
WhooHoo! Thumbs up Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Mar 27, 2013 4:45 AM CST
Thumbs up So exciting! nodding Flowers will be here soon and so will the Hummers! Hurray!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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