Waterjacket, Lycium andersonii, is a wonderful plant from the desert. The Wolfberries are savored by every critter out there. The plants are nice looking have a fair flower show and easy to grow in their environment. But they do not like our nursery much because they get too much winter rainfall and freeze out. Our employees (and Celeste) don't like them because of the little thorns that stick when weeded.
Use Anderson's Wolfberry in a sandy or gravelly sunny spot in the lower desert,San Joaquin Valley, San Diego or Los Angeles, water them in and maybe a few more waterings, then see ya later. I'd mix some of the associated plants into a 'cactus garden'.
Associated plants include Acamptopappus, Artemisia tridentata, Ephedra viridis, Eriogonum polifolium, Eurotia lanata, Grayia spinosa, Haplopappus linearifolius, Larrea tridentata, Opuntia basilaris, Prunus fasciculata, Salazaria mexicana, Yucca baccata, Yucca brevifolia, and Yucca schidigera.
Lycium andersonii tolerates sand.
Lycium andersonii is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Lycium andersonii has color green-gray and is deciduous.
Flower of Lycium andersonii has color white.
Fruit of Lycium andersonii is edible.
Communities for Lycium andersonii:Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.
|ph:||6.00 to 8.00|
|usda:||7 to 10|
|height[m]:||1.00 to 3.00|
|width[m]:||1.00 to 2.00|
|rainfall[cm]:||40.00 to 60.00|