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Goji Berry Tree - Phoenix Tears
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Item Number: FV372

$7.99

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$7.99

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Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2017.

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Description

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


  • Latin Name: Lycium barbarum
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Harvest: Mid-Summer through first frost.
  • Bush Habit: Unpruned it grows to between 10 and 13 feet tall with a spread of 4 feet. It has upright sprouts with long lateral branches with a weeping habit.
  • Fruit: Red to red-orange berries
  • Facts of note: The bare root goji berry is from root cuttings. Goji berries are easy to grow, container adaptable and drought tolerant. They do require alkaline soil with a pH between 6.8 and 8.1. Do not apply any nitrogen and they really don't need any fertilizer. The Phoenix Tears variety was discovered in 2004 on a ranch in western Utah near the historic site of a transcontinental railroad camp where primarily Chinese workers resided. The mother plant is thought to be a chance seedling planted by accident back in the days of the transcontinental railroad construction. Phoenix Tears is a productive, almost thornless variety of goji berry.

For centuries the Chinese have used parts of the entire goji plant for food or medicine. Use of stems and leaves is little known in the United States, but the highest concentrations of healthful antioxidants can be found in the leaves. Fruit in the health food market in the form of dried berries and juice is more familiar.

For successful growth, is critical that the soil pH remain at 6.8 or higher. High nitrogen is not recommended for these plants. One year old roots.

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long-Lived
  • Plant Spreads
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Fruit is Good For Cider/Juice, Dehydrating Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant Growth Habit Weeping
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter USDA Zone 3 - 10
Fruit is Good For Cider/Juice, Dehydrating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant
Growth Habit Weeping
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 3 - 10

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

Videos

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR. Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 0.10 lbs. Dimensions: 9"L x 3"W x 3"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants

Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.)

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us.

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

Reviews

Love it

I got mine in February and it's growing wonderfully! I even have some berries now...

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Looking good in this summer 2016 after last winer2015

Easy to take care. Grow fast! Love it

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It fruited!

I bought a Phoenix Tears goji berry this winter. The tiny little stick didn't look like much, but I watched the video and followed directions. Soon it sprouted and by late summer it looked just like the photo. Friends here tell me that their goji berries never yielded fruit and they took them out after several years. Phoenix Tears is a winner.

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Strong Plant

I ordered this Phoenix Tears variety in Mid Feb 2015 and its now June 2nd. Arived about 1 ft tall. I Live in Phoenix Arizona and the plant has performed very well. I have even cut it back once this year already. Strong growth and already picked a berry from it. Loves it here.

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Surprising early growth

I think the plant arrived in early February and the little twig was so small (less than 3" long) I almost did not find it in the big shipping bag full of sawdust. I planted it in a 1.5 gallon pot and hoped that it might grow as it has very little roots. I watered it in but made sure it did not get soggy wet, just moist. One day I noticed the three little buds bulging green. Now it is April 14 and it is OVER 4 ft tall! The leaves are twice as large as my other goji bushes I have had for 4 years. I am anxious to see how it fruits as it has very nice branching as well. Cant give it a 5 star until it fruits of course.

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