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Goji Berry Tree - Phoenix Tears
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Item Number: FV372

$7.99

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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

Articles

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

What We Guarantee

What we guarantee, and our only guarantee, is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th. Historically, 98% of our trees & plants do. If your tree/plant leafs out and then dies, it is no longer covered by our guarantee. We only warrant to the extent of the purchase price, that the dormant tree/plant sold hereunder is as described in the catalog, website or label within recognized tolerances. No other warranty is given, expressed or implied of (1) the merchantability or fitness of the tree/plant for any particular purpose, or (2) against loss due to any cause. Our guarantee is only available to customers who have purchased their dormant trees directly from us.

What We Do NOT Guarantee

We do not guarantee your success of keeping your tree/plant alive or having your tree/plant bear fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control to be able to do so. We cannot and will not accept any responsibility for the many growing and climatic conditions (soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed and pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc.) that must be met to ensure the success of your tree/plant.

Deadline for Credit

Credit claims for trees/plants that arrived in unviable condition must be received within 3 days of delivery. Claims of this nature that are received more than 3 days from delivery will be automatically denied.

Credit claims for trees/plants that did not leaf out by May 15th must be received by June 1st (at the very latest) for consideration. Due to their tendency to bloom later, persimmon trees have a deadline of June 15th. Claims of this nature received after the June 1st deadline (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will automatically be denied.

How to Request a Credit

If your dormant tree/plant arrives in unviable condition, you must contact us within 3 days of delivery to receive a refund or exchange (if available).

If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (before June 1st) by email (helpdesk@groworganic.com) or phone (800-784-1722). We will issue you a one-time credit (not a refund) for the price you paid for that tree/plant (excluding shipping). This credit is redeemable toward the purchase of any other dormant tree/plant of your choosing the following season.

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items purchased with credit. We also reserve the right to require you to perform a scratch test, and/or to provide photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant. 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. If we require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant, we will need photographs of the entire tree/plant (including the roots). Please email these photographs to helpdesk@groworganic.com. We reserve the right to deny your claim for credit if we determine, from your photographs, that there is damage to the tree/plant due to rodents, root rot, mechanical equipment, or any other source beyond our control.

Reviews

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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grow extremely fast

When we received them on January 13 or 14, they already had little green shoots and buds sprouting out of the root. We got them into pots within a couple of days, and in less than a month the green buds have already opened and extended five inches! It's been a pleasure to watch them grow literally day by day. I can't wait for berries!

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