Lupinus arboreus
"Yellow Coastal Bush Lupine" 

Lupinus arboreus Yellow Coastal Bush LupineLupinus arboreus Yellow Coastal Bush Lupine

Loads of deliciously scented, 6-8” spikes rock the house from Spring till mid-Summer on this California coastal native, attracting butterflies and bumblebees galore. Quickly growing to a substantial 4’ x 4,’ it’s multi-branching with a stout tree-like trunk. Deer resistant and tolerant of drought and neglect, it’s an excellent choice for dry gardens, parking strips and hillsides. Definitely provide good drainage and throw in some lava rock if you’re going to plant it in a well watered garden. Cut back to 3’ x 3’ in Fall/Winter to keep a nice bushy shape. Cut flowers! Woo-hoo! Self-sows.

Lupinus arboreus Yellow Coastal Bush LupineLupinus arboreus Yellow Coastal Bush Lupine

Annie

Sun
Avg./Low Water

CA Native Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 7-10