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Lycium brevipes - Baja Desert Thorn, Fruitilla (Plant)

Lycium brevipes - Baja Desert Thorn, Fruitilla (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameLycium brevipes
Common NameBaja Desert Thorn, Fruitilla
Plant TypeShrub
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeSand, fast draining
Flower ColorPurple, Violet, Lavender, White, Cream
Flowering MonthsJune
Height by Width13ft. x 12ft.
Specialty Features
  • Songbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Erosion Control


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