Lycium – Red Zeppelin® – Goji Berry – Lycium barbarum
Does best in well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soils. At planting time, sink a 1x1" wood stake near the plant and bundle the canes around it. Let the tips of the stems cascade down, like a fountain. Each spring, move the tied point up further along the stake so that about one-quarter of the growth is above the tie. Then cut the branch tips back by 4-6". This encourages lateral branching, which is where most of the flowering and fruiting takes place.
Goji is best staked and pruned.
Maintenance Category Moderate
Water Category Average
Flower Form Edible Herb