Big Lifeberry® Goji Berry

Lycium barbarum 'SMNDBL'

Grow superfruit in your own backyard! Big Lifeberry has extra-large fruit, perfect for home cooks. Goji berries are easy to grow in full sun, although some staking may be necessary for maximum access to the nutrient-rich fruit. Goji plants continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost. Add it to home gardens, or grow it in a large patio container.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 10 ft. tall to 5 ft. wide
Bloom TimeWhite to lilac blooms in early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Wildlife Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Easily grown in lean, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to encourage branching and vigorous new growth in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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