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Lycium ruthenicum


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Lycium ruthenicum, the black goji berry, is considered a superfood as it is packed with nutrients plus healthful flavonoids and anthocyanins.


Description:
Lycium ruthenicum is known as the black goji berry. It is considered a superfood as it is packed with nutrients plus healthful flavonoids and anthocyanins. The purple-black fruit is produced in such quantity that it turns this upright shrub to six feet into a weeping shrub. Eat the fruits fresh, dried or as a tea. Self-fertile but the presence of a second plant might result in heavier crops on both plants. Drought tolerant.


Common Name: Black Goji Berry

Family: Solanaceae (The Deadly Nightshade Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Black

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Saline deserts, sandy places, and roadsides.

Award:

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

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