Lycium barbarum var. Phoenix Tears
USDA Zones 5-9
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Also known as Wolfberry, these sweet and nutritious berries are eaten fresh, juiced or dried like raisins. The berries are a popular medicinal herb. Among the highest in protein and anti-oxidants, they have more carotene than carrots, and contain all the essential amino acids and many minerals.
Grow this attractive Chinese native on a trellis to more than 10-feet tall or trim it as a bush and keep at 4- to 6-feet tall. Light purple, bellshaped flowers bloom in May and continue throughout the summer. The third year and thereafter, flowers are followed by orange-red berries.
The plant is self-fertile, drought resistant, and likes a half to full day of sun and well-drained soil. It prefers warm summer days and cool nights and as a native prefers neutral or somewhat alkaline soil. Our plants are grown from cuttings from a superior cultivar.