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Lycium fremontii

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Lycium fremontii
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Lycium fremontii

Species Name: Lycium fremontii
Common Name: Fremont Wolfberry

Excellent plant for wildlife, especially hummingbirds. Recommended as specimen. Good foundation planting-use as informal barrier or screen.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4-6' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multibranching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Alkaline, well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Penisular Range (East slope), Southern Sonoran Desert
Natural Habitat: Alkaline soils, flats below 1800'

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