This shrub produces the Goji berries. The berries are eaten fresh and dried. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. They are very rich in VitaminC and have been longtime used in traditional chinese medecine.
It is a woody perennial shrub up to 3m with thorny branches and dark green elongated leaves. Violet flowers and fleshy red berries. It prefers acid to alkaline well-drained soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.