Lycium barbarum

£2.50

Box thorn, Common matrimony vine. A vigorous shrub to 3m (10 ft) high with arching stems, with orange-scarlet, egg-shaped edible fruits of liquorice flavour (used to make wine); also has edible young shoots (with a cress/peppermint flavour), and leaves (used to make a tea). Has a long history of medicinal uses. Good in hedges; likes a well drained site and sun or part shade. Growth 2m (7 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 50.

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Description

Box thorn, Common matrimony vine. A vigorous shrub to 3m (10 ft) high with arching stems, with orange-scarlet, egg-shaped edible fruits of liquorice flavour (used to make wine); also has edible young shoots (with a cress/peppermint flavour), and leaves (used to make a tea). Has a long history of medicinal uses. Good in hedges; likes a well drained site and sun or part shade. Growth 2m (7 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: ND