Chinese Wolfberry, Chinese Boxthorn, Chinese Desert Thorn, Goji Berry, Gou Qi Zi

Lycium barbarum

Solanaceae

Chinese Wolfberry, Chinese Boxthorn, Chinese Desert Thorn, Goji Berry, Gou Qi Zi
Chinese Wolfberry is one of the two species used for Goji Berry production. Developing into a medium to large somewhat scandent or sprawling deciduous shrub, the Wolfberry produces purple star shaped flowers in summer that are followed by 1/2" long bright red fruit. These plants are tolerant of a variety of soils and growing conditions but will produce best in average fertile soils with ample sunlight and average moisture. The fully ripe fruit can be eaten fresh, dried, or juiced.

Like the Tomato, the Goji Berry is a member of the Nightshade family, Solanaceae, so eating anything but the fruit could cause an allergic reaction if used improperly although in Asia the leaves, flowers, and root bark are all used medicinally. Obviously we cannot recommend the use of this plant herbally. Please consult a licensed physician prior to using any plant as a medicinal herbal remedy.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Well-drained, moderately fertile average moist soils are best for fruit production.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered

Native To / Origin: Asia

This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Plant may have spines, handle with caution. Some (not the berries) plant parts may be poisonous if ingested.

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 9.99
Catalog ID# 11082
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