Firecracker Goji Berry

Lycium barbarum

SKU
40470
An sprawlng vine-like shrub with early summer flowers turning to bright orange-red "super fruit" goji berries in late summer. More prolific and earlier to ripen than other varieties. Fruit has legendary healthful benefits, and is also flavorful. Needs well-drained soil and a sunny spot for best growth.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.

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Botanical PronunciationLY-see-um BAR-bar-rum
LoreGoji berries are reknowned for their healthful properties, and have been used in traditional Chines medicine for centuries. They can be eaten fresh, dried, or frozen.
Average Size at Maturity5 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom Timeearly to mid-summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEdible, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.

Easily grown in average to 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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