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Lupinus arboreus Blue form

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Species Name: Lupinus arboreus Blue form
Common Name: Blue Tree Lupine

Blue-flowered form of tree lupine recommended for both attracting birds and for dune soil stabilization. Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 4-5' W
Growth Habit: Tall, upright, broad
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast (Ventura)
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, sand dunes, inland below 330'

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