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Climber Wall Shrub

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'
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golden hop

'Aureus' is a strong-growing climber bearing yellow, deeply lobed leaves to 15cm in length, and drooping cone-like, greenish-yellow, aromatic female flower clusters followed by attractive hops

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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
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow
Summer Green Yellow Yellow
Autumn Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
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

Ideal for growing up trellis or over an arch in a sheltered position. It will tolerate partial shade but a sunny place will produce the best leaf colour so long as the soil does not dry out

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • City and courtyard gardens
Pruning

Pruning group 7 or cut down in autumn like an herbaceous perennial

Pests

Can get aphids and caterpillars

Diseases

May be affected by a downy mildew and Verticillium wilt

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