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Lycium exsertum (Thornbush, Wolfberry)

Lycium exsertum
Thornbush, Arizona Desert-thorn, Boxthorn, Littleleaf Wolfberry, Wolfberry

Native to southwestern Arizona and Mexico, this dense, spiny shrub provides excellent cover and food for birds and wildlife. The arching braches and light green leaves are covered with white hairs. Small, light purple flowers in the spring are followed by red berries. Plant in full sun, well-drained soils, and do not prune.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 6' - 8' (ft)
Spread 6' - 8' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Edible, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Wildlife
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Cold, Drought, Heat, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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