goji berry

goji berry / Lycium barbarum

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3 litre pot £14.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy goji berry goji berry / Lycium barbarum: Delicious and nutritious berries

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil except very wet
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy once established (some protection may be needed in its first winter)

    Originating from the Himalayas and hailed as a super-food which can be used for boosting your immune system and cleansing impurities, the berries of this plant are said to be very high in vitamin C and iron. This is a fast and easy to grow shrub, which produces white and purple, trumpet shaped flowers in early summer. These are followed by shiny red berries, which can either be eaten straight off the bush, or dried and eaten like sweet, mildly licorice flavoured treats later on. It can also be grown in a good sized tub on a sunny patio, provided it is kept well fed and watered. They like to be well established before they start to produce fruit though, so it will usually take around 2 or 3 years to produce its first crop.

    (please note that the plants we sell are produced within the EU.)

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Each spring mulch well with well-rotted manure to help keep the soil moist and add nutrients. Any necessary pruning should be undertaken in spring, as the plant starts to put on new growth, but to ensure a good crop of berries it is best kept to a minimum.

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Hi, I have ordered a goji Berry Bush (3L) from you. Can I plant out now (end of Jan) or should I keep in a greenhouse for a couple of months. I'm in London. Thanks

Roof gardener

We seem to be having a pretty mild winter, so unless the temperatures really dip, it should be OK outside now. I would however recommend covering it with some frost fleece if it does get cold.


Hello, i was looking at your goji berry bush - providing it is available in June - would you expect it to fruit this year?


Hello, These like to be well established before they start to produce fruit, so usually take around 2 or 3 years to produce their first crop.


Fruit tree gift ideas Hi, I am looking to buy my parents a fruit tree/bush for Christmas that can be grown in a container outside. They have a large south facing patio in the South east of England and would have room for a large container, but no space left to plant in their garden! (They already have a pear tree and two apple trees). What would you recommend? Thanks, Jennie

Jennie Paterson

Hello Jennie, I think the best option may be a bush fruit such as blueberries http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.blueberry/ or the goji berry http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_fruit/bush/berries-etc/kitchengarden/fruit/fruit-and-berries/bush-fruit/lycium-barbarum-/classid.2000012759/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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