Hello Richard, have just managed to germinate some goji seedlings and would love to see photos of your plants when you have time to post them. Are they in the ground and how do you protect them over winter?
Two of the my best Goji plants are 1m tall,but i seem to loss half the plants i grow from seed,they are dying of some disease but i'm not worried as my best plants are not affected, it seems to hit the same time each year in spring.I grow them from seed that i get out of supermarket bought berries,i'm thinking that when i start getting my own berries from the bushes that show resistance this disease problem may diminish over time.
You are right Hester they are tough alright,they can handle -30C and having deep taproots wont need watering once established.
Hi Richard, we got our Goji in the autumn and it promptly lost it's leaves. I was happy to learn they are deciduous and sure enough in early spring it sprouted new leaves. It is in a partly sunny spot on one of our boundary fences. it isn't romping away but it is alive and growing a bit so i am hopeful. It was a very small plant when we got it. I'm thinking it will take a while to get established. I read that they grow in English hedgerows-known as wolfberries-so I'm picking they are probably pretty tough.