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Humulus lupulus (Common Hop)

Common Hop, Bine, Bines, European Hop


Cold-hardy and very decorative, Humulus lupulus (Common Hop) is a strong-growing perennial vine with long twining stems clad with deeply lobed, serrated, dark green leaves. Clusters of subtle, fragrant pale green flowers add texture in late summer to early fall and mature to attractive drooping, papery fruits resembling pinecones. The blooms exude a citrus fragrance and are attractive to butterflies. This plant dies back in winter but comes back year after year. A quick and easy way to hide an unforgiving fence or cover a pergola!

  • Fast growing, this perennial vine will twine its pretty limbs up to 15-20 ft. tall (4-6 m) and 3-6 ft. wide (1-2 m).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade, in average, moist, well-drained soils. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • Hops requires a sturdy support on which to climb such as pergolas, walls, or fences. Forms a good screen that will rapidly cover unsightly structures. Can be used for a sturdy groundcover along steep banks
  • Propagate by cuttings of runners emanating from the crown.
  • Cut down in fall like an herbaceous perennial.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Native to Europe, southwestern Asia, North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Humulus - Hop Vines
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Humulus - Hop Vines
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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