Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Hops

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Flowers
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Fruits
Fruits
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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'
  • Common name: Hops
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 5m

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Humulus lupulus is a fast-climbing perennial, bearing masses of large, yellow-green leaves from spring to autumn. The flowers borne on females can be used in dried flower displays – if left, they develop into hops.

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' has brighter leaves with a golden yellow tint. It's ideal for covering an arch or pergola. Its hops can be used in brewing, dried flower arrangements or used to make 'hop pillows' to aid sleeping. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back foliage hard every spring to promote fresh new growth.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Take cuttings
Take cuttings
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Yes
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Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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