• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

Golden hop

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Golden hop

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Golden hop

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

  • Family Cannabaceae / Cannabaceae

  • Species '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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

    see more

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

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 & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens

How to care

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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