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Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
144" 84"
120 - 144"
60 - 84"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • Details


    Red Fruit

    Produces Berries


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    120 - 144 Inches
    60 - 84 Inches
    60 - 84 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Edible Herb
    Uses Notes: 


    Maintenance Notes: 

    Does best in well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soils. At planting time, sink a 1x1" wood stake near the plant and bundle the canes around it. Let the tips of the stems cascade down, like a fountain. Each spring, move the tied point up further along the stake so that about one-quarter of the growth is above the tie. Then cut the branch tips back by 4-6". This encourages lateral branching, which is where most of the flowering and fruiting takes place. 

    Grow superfruit in your own backyard! Fruits become especially sweet when dried. Goji berries are easy to grow in full sun, although some staking is recommended for maximum access to the nutrient-rich fruit. A pollinator is not needed.  Find out more.


    Sweet Lifeberry® Lycium barbarum 'SMNDSL'
  • 3 Reviews

    • The Goji plants arrived in great shape. They were packed very professionally. I would not hesitate to purchase more plants from this website. I can't wait till next year when I might have my own home grown Goji berries!

      Cherie Toth
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Purchased and planted the Sweet (?) Lifeberry Goji berry bush the past May (2017). Plant did very well and grew to nearly 4 feet. However, berries are "very small" and not sweet by any stretch of the imagination. Just dug out the plant yesterday. Would not recommend this PW bush unless you want it for "display" purposes only.

      George Spillane
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I have yet to put this in the ground, but I have grown gojis in the past and the specimens (I bought 1 gal each sweetberry and a bigberry) that arrived today look more amazing and well cared for than any other live or bare root plants I have purchased anywhere, EVER, hands down! I kid you not, in fact, I was shocked to see such lush, green, well structured plants inside the well packaged box, although, the fiance can't read "this end up," and it was laying on it's side, it was all in place. way to go PW's, you proven yourselves worthy! :) Thanks for putting some care in the products you provided.

      brandon wells
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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