- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
- Height 10-12 Feet Tall
- Spread 5-7 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry will be a feature plant in gardens across the US and Canada for multiple reasons. It begins life in spring as a bright purple flower against medium green foliage, resulting in a brilliant red berry in summer. This is not just any berry, it’s known to be a superfood, originating in Asia where generations have eaten the Goji berry to promote longer life. The Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry is a rock star plant that will give you many years of incredible beauty, a delicious harvest as well as numerous health benefits!
Rich in nutrients, Goji berries are known to induce calmness, sleep, weight loss, an immune system boost and are high in antioxidants. Often claimed to be a fountain of youth in a berry. Uses include snacks, toppings, smoothie ingredients, as well as being used in wine, tea and medications. These beautiful berries will ripen in early summer and continue producing until the first significant frost. At the time of harvest, they should be a deep red with a sweet taste. Picking the berries is an easy task, being removed easily by hand. Often harvest can be as simple as gently shaking the plant for the berries to fall off. Just be sure to have a tarp underneath to catch and easily gather your precious crop!
Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Care
The Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry should be planted in early spring. It can be started from a seed which may take a minimum of three years to bear fruit. Beginning with an established plant will produce a crop in approximately two years. Plant in well drained soil with a pH level of 7.0 to 8.0. Adding organic compost prior to planting will make your Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry plant flourish. Adding fertilizer made for flowering woody plants will provide adequate nutrition.
During the first year, water thoroughly until the root system is established. Beyond that, it is a very drought tolerant plant. Care includes adequate water and pruning. With its tall nature, the Goji Berry will need an upright structure such as a trellis for support as this plant grows upwards. Tie the strong and sturdy canes to the trellis for support.
The Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry plant requires full sun but will tolerate some partial shade. Use bird netting to protect your crops from birds, raccoons and other creatures that love the berries as much as you will. The plant can be grown in a container with adequate space. The minimum pot size should be no less than 18 inches. Be sure there are drainage holes and made of weatherproof material that will hold up in outdoor elements. Repot the plant if it becomes root bound, usually every 2 to 3 years. Growing the plant indoors is difficult due to poor airflow creating a likely rotting environment. Also, container growing may result in smaller berries.
Sweet Lifeberry® Goji Berry Spacing
Space these plants 5 to7 feet apart for adequate growth space. At maturity they should reach 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8|
|Flower Color(s): Purple Flowers|
|Bloom Period: Early to Late Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Green Foliage|
|Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height: 10-12 Feet Tall|
|Spread: 5-7 Feet Wide|
|Spacing: 5 Feet Center on Center|
|Habit: Mounding Trailing|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Sweet Lifeberry® Lycium barbarum 'SMNDSL'|
|Common Name: Sweet Lifeberry Goji Berry|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.