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Goji Berry

Posted on January 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Lycium barbarum Goji Berry, Sweet Lifeberry, Big Lifeberry

  • Height:  Mounding, trailing habit from 5 - 7'
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 5 - 8
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Edible Plant

Goji is a sprawling shrub with long, flexible canes and clusters of small, grey-green leaves. The flowers are a brilliant royal purple and they appear in late spring/early summer along the length of the canes. They give way to juicy, bright red fruits that resemble small peppers. They grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. Goji plants continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost.  The sweet berries contain antioxidants and should be picked when they are bright red.  The plants tolerate some drought once established, but for best fruit set and quality, water regularly.

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Categories: Edibles