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Goji berry

Lycium barbarum

Goji berry is a plant which belongs to the Lycium genus.

Ornamental climbing shrub. Covered in violet flowers in spring/early summer and red berries in summer/autumn.

Berries and shoots are edible.

Makes a useful hedging plant and berries attract birds.

Propagate from cutting, suckers and seeds.

A type of edible fruit, it mainly grows as a deciduous plant - which means that it sheds leaves annually. Goji berry is known for growing to a height of approximately 8.12 feet (that's 2.50 metres in metric) with a bush-like habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in late summer.

As Goji berry is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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How to grow Goji berry

  • Medium

Only fully ripened fruits should be eaten.

Lightly prune in spring.

Can become invasive.

Remember to water Goji berry moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Goji berry is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Goji berry from seed

Transplanting Goji berry

L. barbarum will grow well in almost any soil.

Sun to light shade.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Goji berry is a hardy plant.

Companion plants for Goji berry

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Goji berry so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Goji berry

These plants will not grow well with Goji berry so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Goji berry problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Goji berry plants:

Goji berry Etymology

Supposedly a native of Lycia (Turkey).

Other names for Goji berry

Wolfberry, Chinese wolfberry, Matrimony vine, Duke of argyll's teatree, Boxthorn, Gouqi, Willow-leaved lycium, Gogi berry

Lycium halimifolium, Lycium vulgare, Lycium turbinatum

Misspellings: gouqi, Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum), gojiberry, Gogi berry, Gogiberry

Goji berry care instructions

How long does Goji berry take to grow?

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