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Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

Exposure
  • 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"
Height
120 - 144"
Spread
60 - 84"
  • Details

    Features

    Red Fruit

    Produces Berries
    Attracts: 
    Birds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    120 - 144 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Edible Herb
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    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

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    • 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
      , 3 years ago
    • 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
      , 3 years ago
    • 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
      , 6 years ago
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