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Summer Shandy Hop Vine Humulus x

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
120" 24"
60 - 120"
18 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • Details


    Bright yellow foliage.  Vine.  Moderate growth is good for home gardens.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 120 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright golden
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 

    PLEASE NOTE: Summer Shandy Humulus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of WA, OR and ID.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Train the vine up a wire or string.  Adaptable to most well-drained soil.  Cut down in fall after the leaves drop.

    It's perfect for your home Biergarten!

    Yes, hops are used for brewing beer, but this variety was bred for its ornamental appeal.  The bright golden-yellow foliage of this vine is colorful all season, and Summer Shandy has a refined habit and less aggressive growth than other varieties.  It is well-suited to home gardens. 

    Summer Shandy Humulus x 'Sumner' USPP 24,913
  • 3 Reviews

    • I have been growing this plant in 60% shade on a garden fence for 2 years. One plant has covered about 8 feet top to bottom. Planted in the Fall and it only gets water when it rains. It gave a nice harvest the first year, and produced very heavily this summer with larger cones. The color is striking and adds brightness to the garden. It fades a bit in the heat but any new growth has great color again.

      Joseph Arnold
      , 23 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I have grown this vine on a trellis attached to my garden shed for the past three years. Each year it is bigger. Quite shady area but the lime green leaves give color. I am happy with it.

      Thomas Mickey
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Planted 3 in spring 2015 along an iron fence in full sun to dappled shade. The foliage was uninteresting and very subject to insect damage. The blooms and particularly the fruits were virtually unnoticeable from even short distance. Growth was much slower than anticipated. I have seldom, if ever, been so disappointed. We gave up last autumn. .

      Rosemary Rudnick
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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