Big Lifeberry® Goji Berry
The biggest Goji berry on the market, no pruning required!
Goji berry just sounds exotic, doesn’t it? It seems like a fruit you’d find sold out of wicker baskets in the spice market in India or decorating a decadent dessert in a Fiji ocean-side resort or growing in perfect lines on a plantation in South Africa. But goji berry is an easy fruit to grow in American gardens and one that should be added to your home landscaping. Not only will they give you tons of huge fruit, but they are striking flowering shrubs, too!
Hailing from China (Ok. That’s pretty exotic!) Big Lifeberry® is a Proven Winners ColorChoice flowering and fruiting shrub. (You know that you are getting the best when you get a Proven Winners variety.)
Gojiberry is almost vine-like in the way it grows (like a blackberry or raspberry). It has long flexible canes that sprawl out and can be trained to climb up (on a trellis) or out (along a fence).
It covers itself in brilliant royal-purple flowers that shine amidst the small grey-green leaves in late spring/ early summer. The flowers turn to big, bright, juicy fruit that look like small red peppers. The longer you leave them on the plant, the sweeter they get. After the first flush they will flower and set fruit repeatedly until the first frost, so you have a whole summer of fresh, healthy and delicious super-fruit! And these are the biggest goji berries that you can get for the home gardener! Fresh or dried, these are fantastic treats.
You’ll probably have an abundance to share, too, so you might want to try your hand at the local farmers market. They command pretty high prices on their uniqueness alone! (Call them by their British name – Wolfberry – for added panache!)
Big Lifeberry is resistant to disease and insects, but deer, raccoons and other wildlife will love the berries as much as you do, so you’ll want to protect your investment with a little netting at fruiting time! These plants are survivors and do well outside even up to zone 5 (-18 degrees is their tipping point).
Big Lifeberry (Lycium barbarum) will be a great addition to your garden, borders and big containers. They don’t even require any pruning to produce big yields for you. Bring a touch of the exotic to your home and order yours today!
* Hardy plants with both flowers and berries
* Biggest Goji berries on the market
* Huge yields of juicy fruit
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lycium barbarum 'SMNDBL'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Summer, fall|