Lupinus arboreus

Bush lupine

  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   blue - yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low - medium
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   soil/dune stabilization
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   8,800
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Lupinus arboreus

Common Name:Coastal bush lupine

Lupinus arboreus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Chaparral
Habitat:coastal
Family:Fabaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Marin, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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