Goji Berry, Wolfberry - Lycium barbarum

Lycium barbarum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a medium rate. It is in flower from June to August, and the berries ripen from Aug to October. The lilac purple flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Silver
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Landscape Uses: 
Barrier
Hedge
Mass Planting
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Edible
Modern
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Edible
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)

An easily grown plant, it does not require a rich soil, flowering and fruiting better in a well-drained soil of moderate quality. Tolerates maritime exposure. Plants are very tolerant of pruning and can regrow from old wood. Any trimming is best carried out in the spring. Plants produce suckers freely. 

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