Goji Berry, a Xeriscapic, Easy To Grow and Good for You Shrub

By dave
June 18, 2015

I've been growing Gojiberries for several years now and have been so successful, I wanted to share this plant with everyone. If you've never grown this useful shrub, this article will motivate you to make it happen.

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Jun 17, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Name: greene
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All Things Plants currently has 25,546 members; how long until you can send plants and/or cuttings to each of us? Rolling on the floor laughing

Okay, most of us are beyond normal driving distance from your humble homestead; any suggestions as to the best places to obtain cuttings or plants?
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Jun 18, 2015 5:33 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Bluestone Perennials is where I ordered my two cultivars. Thumbs up
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Jun 18, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Thank You! Bluestone Perennials Thumbs up ; they are one of our 'Not-A-Raffle' vendors. Thumbs up
...a long-time favorite mail-order nursery, titanic selection, outstanding customer service, family owned & operated, founded in 1972 by Richard Boonstra. Located near Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio.

Bluestone Perennials

Edited to add:
I placed an order!
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Jun 18, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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I just ordered mine too! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 18, 2015 8:17 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I see their 'Big Lifeberry' cultivar is on sale right now for 50% off: http://www.bluestoneperennials...
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Jun 18, 2015 8:42 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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That's the one I got as the other is sold out. I ordered 3 plus a baby joe pie weed. Whistling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 18, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Name: greene
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I ordered 3 and will check back to buy the other type when it becomes available. Thumbs up
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Jun 25, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Ordered Goji from Bluestone Perennials on June 18th and the plants arrived yesterday, June 24...in excellent condition. Thumbs up
I was already up to my elbows in soil up-potting plants and re-potting some of my other plants, so I wasted no time and promptly planted the Goji plants. They will stay in pots for now and later will go to their permanent location.

Thanks Dave for the recommendation. Thumbs up
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Jun 27, 2015 10:04 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Here are the 3 Goji Berry plants I received from Bluestone Perennials. Thumbs up
Thumb of 2015-06-28/greene/1336c8 Thumb of 2015-06-28/greene/3e2872

Thumb of 2015-06-28/greene/318e4f
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jun 28, 2015 5:08 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Nice!
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Jun 28, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Yep, Bluestone Perennials was sold out of the smaller variety so these are the taller ones, 'Big Lifeberry' which can grow to 10 feet tall. The instructions tell me I can keep them cut to a height of about 6 feet for easy harvesting. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jun 28, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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I am impressed!!!! Those look extremely healthy greene! I see you have potted yours up. I asked them to ship mine as late in the year as they can - that I would like to get as close to fall as possible. Those people are great!!!! They emailed me back & said 'We will be shipping your order the week of 09/08/15.'' Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! PERFECT! I will then pot them up & they will go in ground around the end of Nov. or first of Dec.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 28, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Rabbit Keeper Frugal Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level
Plant Identifier Region: Georgia Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter Garden Sages Bookworm
I agree I agree. Bluestone Perennials rock! Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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