Lycium andersonii

Lycium andersonii

Wolfberry

A valuable and noticeable shrub which is widely distributed throughout the desert. Its winter green foliage becomes covered with lavender blossoms in early spring. This shrub is attractive in late spring and summer when seen with its numerous reddish berries hanging from stiff, thorny stems. The berries are edible, and are sought after by birds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 4 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
3.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
592,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Lavender
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Red Berries