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Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Golden Hop

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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






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The golden hop is a spectacular twining climber with bright gold foliage that remains attractive throughout summer it needs a sunny spot to develop its full colour - in shade it is light green. Use it to cover an arch or pergola, where its self twining habit means it does not need tying up. A herbaceous climber, best cut back every spring to ensure fresh new growth. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Cannabaceae

Genus: Humulus

Species: lupulus

Cultivar: Aureus

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to take cuttings: May to August

Flowering period: September to September

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