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  • hop
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

Humulus lupulus 'Magnum'


Pot size 1.5 litre pot
1.5 litre pot
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This humulus was bred by the hop research centre Hüll Hallertau in Germany and is fast becoming the favourite variety grown for beer in Europe. It is also a widely grown variety in the USA being a hop with a clean bitterness, and a subtle citrus flavour. As a plant it is a vigorous deciduous twining climber, with light green deeply lobed leaves and cone-like fragrant flowers, followed by the characteristic hops which are attractive as they are, or more importantly perhaps, great for beer making!

  • 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.

Please note hops are best suited areas where there is no dogs, as they can be poisoned if they eat the hops.