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Humulus lupulus ‘Willamette’ (Common Hop)

Common Hop 'Willamette'

Humulus Lupulus 'Willamette', Common Hop, Climbing Vines

Humulus lupulus ‘Willamette’ is a fast-growing perennial vine with long twining stems clad with deeply lobed, serrated, dark green leaves. Clusters of subtle, fragrant pale greenish-yellow flowers add texture in late summer to early fall and mature to attractive drooping, papery fruits resembling pinecones. Willamette is an aromatic Hop with fruity and floral notes, and lower alpha acids used in traditional English ales. 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!

  • This perennial vine will twine its pretty limbs up to 25 ft. tall (7.5 m) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade, in average, moist, well-drained soils. Some drought tolerance once established. Deer resistant.
  • Hops requires sturdy support on which to climb such as pergolas, walls, or fences. Forms a good screen that will rapidly cover unsightly structures. Perfect in cottage gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Propagate by cuttings of runners emanating from the crown.
  • Cut down in fall like an herbaceous perennial.
  • May be affected by powdery mildew, Verticillium wilt, aphids, and caterpillars.
  • Toxic to dogs.
  • Humulus lupulus is native to Europe, southwestern Asia and North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
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 Bine, Hop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(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
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Humulus lupulus (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’ (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Nugget’ (Common Hop)
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ (Common Hop)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
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 Bine, Hop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(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
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, City and Courtyard
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