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Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 120 - 144 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Lycium barbarum
Sun 120 - 144


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'
  • 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!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cherie Toth
    South Bend
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    George Spillane
    United States
    1 year 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.

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