Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot

Code: TR0236
Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot
Goji Berry Bush - Lycium barbarum - 3L Pot

The goji berry is a sweet flavoured berry, renowned for being used for weight loss by celebrities, recently. Stars extol the virtues of the berry, from its appetite-reducing properties to its huge amounts of vitamin C. Dried out, the berry has a sweeter taste than when eaten raw, and is said to be similar to a savoury cranberry. Used in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years, the goji berry has now been recognised as a superfruit.


  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, eating dried
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects


  • 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

Average Rating: 4.8/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"really healthy strong plant as described"

Reviewed Saturday, 26 September 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Quick excellent service"

Reviewed Monday, 4 May 2015

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rating: 4/5

"happy w my goji"

Reviewed Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived as stated.Plant in good condition"

Reviewed Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rating: 5/5

"My plant is doing really well as I followed all the instructions written on the information card attached on the plant."

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Rating: 5/5

"They were so good that the slugs ate them overnight, my fault didn't realise the leaves were that tasty too. Will get some slug pellets on the ready before I order some more. The service and product excellent!"

Reviewed Sunday, 15 June 2014

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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