Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

2 litre pot £24.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' golden hop: Stunning, yellow-green leaves and lovely autumn colour

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A gorgeous climber with large, deep-lobed, yellow-green leaves that turn bright golden yellow in autumn, when it is festooned with greenish-yellow, cone-like flowers that hang like grapes. Given space to express itself, this vigorous golden hop will romp along a strong rose arch or arbour.

  • Garden care: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and tie in the twining shoots around the base of the support. Cut back to ground level in the spring and mulch with well-rotted manure or garden compost.

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Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread

Notes on Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

"This climber grows fairly rapidly in a year, so make sure you give it plenty of space"

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Failed shortly after planting


Planted in a large pot in early spring, the initial shoots came up and looked promising, however they died from the roots up a few weeks afterward (after reaching a height of around 10cm). I am unsure whether the plant was supplied with diseased roots, or whether my garden conditions were at fault (we had an unusually damp period after the plant was potted). I will be trying again this year with a high drainage setup and will re review the plant should I succeed.


East Essex




Rather slow to establish but eventually growing well up support.




Good quality plant


Grown against a wall on wires makes an attractive background plant. Easy to train. Needs plenty of space but could be cut back if space restricted Hops are contrast in form/colour to the leaves & can be dried for indoor decoration. Cut down in Autumn. Pretty well 'bomb proof ' Lasts for years Only replaced previous plant due to alteration with wall/fence.




Thrilled with this hop


I have grown it up a telephone pole which had to be sited in front of our house - it is a wonderful adornment.




Brilliant plants!


I ordered these plants on a Monday afternoon and they arrived at 11am on Thursday! I thought the plants were somewhat pricey but couldn't find them anywhere else so bought 2 in one and a half litre pots. I had no idea how large they would be, the are a great size and very healthy looking, can't wait to put them in tomorrow. I already have this plant but need these to cover a new fence. Very impressed with the quick delivery and amazing plants!




A stunning climber


A stunning colour and beautiful leaf shape. Once this plant gets its roots down it puts on plenty of growth

Flower freak

South Yorkshire



4.5 6


Please can you tell me whether this plant produces actual hops please?

garden bunny

Hello, these do produce female flowers (hops), but I am not sure how successful they are in brewing as they tend to be grown more for ornamental use.


I am thinking of the dwarf version - do the roots need to be contained in the ground?


Hello, I am not sure which cultivar you are referring too, but this is a pretty big plant when it gets going, so is going to be much happier planted in the ground rather than potted up.


Can you plant them in large pots


Hello there This climber would be happier eventually in the ground as it is a vigorous grower. It will probably ok in a container for a couple of years as long as it is watered and fed, but long term I would plant it into the garden. Hope this helps.

Can Humulus be grown in a pot or container?

Juniper berry

Hello, It will be OK in a large pot for a year or two, provided it is kept well fed and watered. Ultimately though, it will be happiest in the ground as it is a large plant.


Is this the right type of hop for brewing beer?


Hello, Traditionally it is the species, Humulus lupulus, which is used for brewing beer. I have heard however that this golden-leaved cultivar can also be used, but (never having tried it) I am not sure if it is as successful.


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