Chinese Desert-thorn, Chinese Matrimony Vine, Wolfberry, Chinese Wolfberry, Mede Berry, Barbary Matrimony Vine, Bocksdorn, Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Red Medlar, Goji Berry, Chinese Boxthorn Lycium chinense

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Botanical Name:

Lycium chinense

Family:

Solanaceae

Genus:

Lycium

Species:

chinense

Common Name:

Chinese Desert-thorn, Chinese Matrimony Vine, Wolfberry, Chinese Wolfberry, Mede Berry, Barbary Matrimony Vine, Bocksdorn, Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Red Medlar, Goji Berry, Chinese Boxthorn

Seeds Per Pound:
658,163
Quantity:
4.12 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
654
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
9 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2014
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6


 

In Stock: 4.12 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$3.95
10 g
$12.50
1 oz
$19.95
1 lb
$159.50
1 kg
$300.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
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Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Wolfberry species are deciduous woody perennial plants , growing 1–3 m high.
* Chinese boxthorn is a major Chinese tonic herb with a history of almost 2,000 years of medicinal use.
* Both the berries and the root are used and traditionally the plant is believed to promote long life.
* The fruit is one of the most popular tonics used in Chinese herbal medicine. more...
* Healthful attributes of Vitamin A,C, protien and antioxidants to boost the metabolism
* A Woody plant, produces pale violet trumpet flowers in the summer and berries in the fall more...
* Flowering typically begins in the second year with maximum fruit production in the 4-5th year. more...
Physical Characteristics  Lycium chinense is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Medicinal Comments:

Lycium chinense Native to Asia where it has been a popular medicine for close to 2,000 years. This nutritional powerhouse is full of healthy antioxidants in the root bark and berries for immune system support. This plant contains compounds call phytochemicals that are produced by plants a source of dietary fibre. Sheffield's can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

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