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Lycium barbarum 'Firecracker'

Firecracker Goji Berry, Chinese wolfberry, Matrimony vine

Main interest:
sweet red berries, culinary and medical uses
full sun to partial shade, medium moist well-drained soil
Flower colour:
purple, July to August
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5: -28.9 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 3 ft (0.9 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)
fruit production, hedge, soil stabilization

Native to Asia, Firecracker Goji berry is grown for its sweet, red berries. Firecracker is a dwarf & self fertile variety of goji that produces a massive amount of fruit, for a shrub of its size. Everbearing, Firecracker goji berry can provide up to 3 crops a year. The fleshy berries are ellipsoid or ovoid in shape and are 1-2 cm long. Fruits can be eaten fresh, or dry as a snack.

Firecracker has deep green foliage, with purple flowers, bloom July to September. It grows to 3 ft tall and wide, working well as a specimen, or in a container. It has an extensive root system, and can be planted to stabilize sandy banks.

Goji berries are traditionally consumed for their flavour, and medicinal properties in Chinese, Korean, Tibetan and Japanese cultures. They can also be used in tonics, tisanes, wines and beers, or paired with meats.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$5.99 - $39.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Lycium halimifolium, Lycium vulgare

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