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Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' (Golden hop)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Other names

Golden hop

Genus

Humulus Humulus

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureus' _ 'Aureus' is a vigorous climber with yellow, deeply lobed leaves and drooping cone-like, greenish-yellow, aromatic flower clusters (on female plants) followed by attractive hops.


Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The female flowers are scented.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars Aphids , Caterpillars

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Can cut down in autumn like an herbaceous perennial

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' (Golden hop) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant near a trellis or over an arch in a sheltered position in the sun in moist soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Other names

Golden hop

Genus

Humulus Humulus

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureus' _ 'Aureus' is a vigorous climber with yellow, deeply lobed leaves and drooping cone-like, greenish-yellow, aromatic flower clusters (on female plants) followed by attractive hops.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The female flowers are scented.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Can cut down in autumn like an herbaceous perennial

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' (Golden hop) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant near a trellis or over an arch in a sheltered position in the sun in moist soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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