Vines and Climbers forum: Major Wheeler honysucle vine

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Name: Bob Gardner
Toledo Ohio (Zone 6a)
Magnumrtawd
Sep 18, 2015 6:25 AM CST
I have a major Wheeler that was planted in the spring. It has grown well and flowered . 3 weeks ago it stopped flowering and the leaves started to yellow from the bottom up.
Is this normal?
I live in Toledo Ohio U.S.
Warm regards
Bob Gardner
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Hi magnumrtaw, and Welcome! to ATP. Glad you found your way here.
Can you show us a photo of the plant in question? It would help to determine what is going on.
Is it a sempervivum, tree, perennial of some kind?
Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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JKing
Sep 18, 2015 5:21 PM CST
Hi Magnum. I tip my hat to you. Welcome to ATP. Is your honeysuckle planted in shade or sun? Is the soil wet or dry?
Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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JKing
Sep 18, 2015 5:26 PM CST
I see how you arrived in this forum. Your honeysuckle is Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Good sleuthing Judith. Thumbs up
Name: Bob Gardner
Toledo Ohio (Zone 6a)
Magnumrtawd
Oct 31, 2015 10:51 AM CST
How do l winterize it? It's in. A windy area.
Warm regards
Bob Gardner
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 31, 2015 2:11 PM CST
I would mulch it with a nice thick layer. That should protect the root system from freezing and thawing.

What do others think?
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Oct 31, 2015 4:17 PM CST
I have a Major Wheeler they are very hardy as I am in zone 4. I would take Lynn's advice and mulch it good, I use shredded leaves to mulch mine. Mine is well established after several years and the leaf mulch is no longer so important if I don't get around to getting it done. For at least the first year since yours was not planted in spring I would do the mulch.
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Name: Bob Gardner
Toledo Ohio (Zone 6a)
Magnumrtawd
Dec 11, 2015 8:48 AM CST
I thank everyone for your answers.
Is there anyway to tell if this plant is dead or just dormit? It sure looks dead to me! A neighbor has one several years old and it still had some green and a flower several weeks after mine turned completely brown!
I'll post a picture if I can figure out how. Its just brown wood from the ground up!

Warm regards
Bob Gardner
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Dec 11, 2015 10:08 AM CST
I would just wait until spring then give it time to start growing, it takes a couple of years for the vine to establish itself in northern climates. You have to be patient, it is a beautiful honeysuckle and worth the wait.
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Name: Bob Gardner
Toledo Ohio (Zone 6a)
Magnumrtawd
Dec 13, 2015 11:40 AM CST
10-4 on the waiting. I was disappointed to find it was not aromatic. I't did have alot of blooms last summer. The hummingbirds loved it.
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Bob Gardner

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