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Narrow Leaf Wolfberry, Berlandier's Wolfberry

Lycium berlandieri

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Tree, shrub, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds
Has Spines Yes
In relative feet, width by height
4-5' × 4-5'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season July-September
Flower Color Purple
Minimum Temperature Range 10-20 °F
Leaf Description Narrow, semi-succulent
Fruit Small seeds inside a red fruit
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Elevation Range 1200-3000 ft.
Description Found primarily in southern Arizona, this is perhaps the toughest of the wolfberry species. Plants are identifiable by their small leaves and dark bark. Purple flowers attract pollinators and the red fruits are an excellent wildlife food source. This species prefers well draining soil, and is generally found on slopes and wash edges in habitat.