|Lupinus arboreus alba|
|White Tree Lupin|
|Very limited stock!|
|This variety of tree lupin bears masses of beautiful white flower spikes in early summer. Although generally short-lived, plants produced from early-spring sowings can attain 2m in their first year, so casualties can be replaced very easily.
NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow singly in early-spring, in a soil based compost, 5mm deep in a greenhouse or light, warm window. These plants produce long roots, so pot seedlings on frequently to accommodate their growth. Plant out when approximately 30cm tall. As mentioned above, tree lupins are often short-lived, but their life expectancy can generally be extended if they are cut back after flowering, and do ensure that they are positioned on an open site with full sun. With a little skill and some luck with the elements, it is possible to create a standard, tree-like plant.|