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Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry

Solanaceae Lycium Barbarum Sweet Lifeberry

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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToHeat
Flower ColorPurple
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Berries
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height6' to 8', 8' to 10', 10' to 12'
Average Width4' to 6', 6' to 8'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry

Lycium Barbarum 'Sweet Lifeberry' is a fast growing shrub and fruit bearing plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 6 feet to 12 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry produces purple flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts wildlife and visual attention and is resistant to heat.

Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry can be useful in the landscape as a background, in landscape beds or islands, grown flat against a wall, in small groupings, as a hedge or as a climber and also in cottage gardens.

More about Sweet Lifeberry®  Goji Berry...

Its fruits might be small, but they pack a healthy punch to anyone who consumes them! Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry fruits produce an abundance of extra sweet red berries that are packed full of beneficial antioxidants. In summer, the plant begins to produce lots of brilliant royal-purple flowers up and down all its flexible branches. Within just a few weeks loads of superfruit start to form that you can pick and eat fresh off the bush, or you can dry them for a sweet amd tasty treat much like raisins. The fruits grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. The plant will produce its delicious berries all the way to the first heavy frost!

Though they sound exotic and are most often found with a high price tag in health food stores, Goji berries are actually easy to grow, hardy plants. They prefer a well-drained, neutral to alkaline (7.0-8.0 pH) soil rich in organic matter and prefer to be in full sun, however will tolerate some light shade. You can grow them as a mounding shrub or train them to a trellis or stake for easy picking. Goji Berry plants are deer resistant and have a nice fragrance to them.

 

How To Grow Goji Berry

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5A-9B

 

 

Exposure: Full sun is best, but tolerates a bit of shade.

Height: 6-12’ (1.5-2.1 m), depending on pruning and training

Water Needs: The plants tolerate some drought once established, but for best fruit set and quality, water as needed to provide a moist but well-drained soil.

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do.

Staking: Goji naturally wants to sprawl and creep along the ground. To save space and to make harvesting the berries easier, you can bundle the strongest 3-5 canes around a 6-8’/1.8-2.4m tall stake (choose something sturdy, like 1”x 1” lumber).

Pruning: Goji does not require pruning to grow well and produce fruit. However, you may find the plant is more manageable and easier to harvest when its lateral (horizontal) branches are lightly pruned to encourage branching and the production of vigorous new growth.

Harvesting: Goji berries begin to ripen in early summer. They should be plucked off by hand when they are brilliant red and taste sweet. They come off the plant easily, without the need for pruners or a knife.

Fertilizing: For an abundant crop, apply a fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in early spring, just as new growth begins. We always recommend an organic plant food for edible plants.

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