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Climber Wall Shrub

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' (f)

hop 'Aureus'

'Aureus' is a vigorous, twining, herbaceous climber to 6m tall with hairy, rough stems and toothed, three or five-lobed, yellowish-green leaves that turn golden-yellow in autumn. Greenish-yellow aromatic flower spikes become pendent clusters of papery, cone-shaped hops in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow Green Yellow
Autumn Gold Yellow Brown Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Cannabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Humulus are vigorous herbaceous climbers with rough, twining stems, deeply palmately-lobed leaves and small green flowers, male and female on separate plants

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in moist-well-drained soil, preferably in a deep, fertile neutral or alkaline loam. Provide supports such as twine, wires or trellis. Hops can be used for brewing; new spring shoots can be cooked and eaten

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings, root cuttings, or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Remove excess shoots if necessary; the hops can be harvested, or the bines can be cut for decorations, in early autumn; cut to ground level in autumn

Pests

May be affected by aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be affected by downy mildews

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