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Commonly known as Hop
Deciduous - coarsely-toothed leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
Height - 6m (20ft)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - climbs clockwise by means of stiff, backward-pointing hairs.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous, twining perennial. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants. Produces fragrant spikes of female flowers to 2cm (¾in) long.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - the native hop. Wildlife plant - butterfly and moth caterpillars.
Medicinal properties - used to flavour beer and in medicine for its sedative properties.
Pests & Diseases - verticillium wilt.
Place of origin - Europe, western Asia, North America.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
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Humulus - Growing Guide
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.