Lycium barbarum

Scientific name: Lycium barbarum

Common name: Goji Berry Plant


Attribute Range
Edible Fruit
Habit Shrub
Native No
Sun tolerance Full sun, Part shade


Height x width: 3m x 1m


Descriptions Images
Fruit of a young tree
Spindly leaves on a spindly plant


» Goji plants will fruit heavily throughout Summer and Autumn
» The plant is a deciduous, long-living, perennial that develops a trunk
» From this it will form multiple fruit-bearing branches
» The plant tolerates frosts and high temperatures, from -15 °C to 40 °C, making it a very hardy plant
» These plants prefer a well-drained soil, but will need protection from slugs, snails and pests during its first year of growth
» Goji berries are high in Vitamin C, which supports the immune system
» They also contain Vitamins A and E (which promote skin health), and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 (which increase metabolism and improve cell growth)
» You'll find a fuller list of health benefits on the internet
» Low water requirement when established
» Can be pruned
» Tolerates dryness
» Tolerates coastal conditions
» Frost tolerant
» Suitable for pots


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