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Humulus lupulus (Common Hop)

Common Hop, Bine, Bines, European Hop

Humulus Lupulus, Common Hop, Bine, Bines, European Hop, Climbing Vines

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 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.
  • Toxic to dogs.
  • Humulus lupulus is native to Europe, southwestern Asia and North America.

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 Cannabaceae
Genus Humulus
Common names Hop, Bine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, California, Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’ (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Nugget’ (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Willamette’ (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ (Common Hop)
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.
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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 Cannabaceae
Genus Humulus
Common names Hop, Bine
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, California, Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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