1ft 'Goji Berry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0236
1ft 'Goji Berry Bush | 3L Pot
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1ft 'Goji Berry Bush | 3L Pot
Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot

Goji is a sprawling shrub with long, flexible canes and clusters of small, grey-green leaves. Fantastic royal purple flowers appear in late spring/early summer along the length of the canes. They give way to a host of juicy, bright fruits that resemble tiny red peppers. They grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. Although they sound rather exotic, Goji plants actually very easy to grow, pretty hardy and continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost providing a great late crop.

You have probably seen their fruit in most health stores recently with their health benefits gaining a lot of press. Originally, the Chinese used their bark and roots to make medicine, and there have been claims that the berries can be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and relieving colds. It is most commonly sold as an all round health food with the benefits above, antioxidant properties and as a weight loss aid.

The fruits can be eaten raw, and are a sweet flavour with a slightly chewy consistency. Equally they can be used in a number of recipes including pies and even salsa. They are a popular dried fruit, often added to cereal or to smoothies.

  • Arrives as: 3l Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 45-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Red berries
  • Flower Colour: Royal purple
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.2-1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1-1.5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August/ September
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies/drinks, dried fruit
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.


  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Customer Reviews
Rating: 3/5

"Leaves looked quite dry and brittle. The plant was put into the soil within a few hours of purchase and watered well. The packaging was good and there were no broken roots or shoots but we will wait and see how well this plant performs over the next year."

Reviewed Sunday, 14 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality plant. It came securely packaged and healthy."

Reviewed Monday, 1 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"packaged well, fast service, plant ok."

Reviewed Sunday, 29 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Well established plant and nicely packed"

Reviewed Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Leaves falling off rotten branches needs a lot of care to regain its self"

Reviewed Monday, 4 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good plant in good condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 26 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"I thought this plant looks strong and healthy and I look forward very much to tasting its fruit."

Reviewed Monday, 21 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Brill customer service and products"

Reviewed Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"the bushes arrived looking very healthy, they are planted out and we will hopefully get some fruit this year"

Reviewed Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"the bushes I purchased arrived in the time frame given they were very well packed and look very healthy"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 March 2018

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