Tree Lupin Yellow Flowering


Lupinus arboreus


Native to: California
Number of Seeds: 30

Description: Tree Lupin is an evergreen shrub growing to 1–1.5 m tall forming a dome that will shade out grass. In spring it bears many racemes, 30 cm long, of fragrant, soft, yellow, pea-like yellow flowers. It is capable of tolerating temperatures down to -12°C and living for up to seven years. it is a great nitrogen pioneer specie for forest garden establishment. Tree lupins are great for chopping and dropping to use for mulch, and nitrogen release to surrounding heavy feeders, and their masses of seed can be a significant part of the diet of your poultry. Seed is mature from late December and drops over a very long period. Regular pruning could potentially, increase seed drop length for poultry food.

Planting Instructions: Early autumn or early spring. Scarify – Place seeds in a tin can/glass and pure boiling water, let soak for 24 hours. Scatter in seed trays. At the end of the first growth spurt prick out into pots. Once 10cm tall, transplant into permanent position. No digging needed – open a slit in the soil with a spade and plant inside.