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Hi I am just new to this site so hi everyone. I go straight in at the deep end with this question I cant get answer anywhere so maybe lucky this time. I have 3 Gojo berry bush/tree planted on a cordon History is got them 4 years ago as small plants in 3" pots put them in the greenhouse over the summer and by end of the season were 2/3Ft growth. Took them to allotment dug them in then second year they reached 6/8ft. I cut them back to about 4ft and last two years just let them grow and now up the height of the cordon and spread could be some at 12ft now. I have had no flowering so therefore no berries am I expecting to much already or should I have berries by now? Almost digging out as can use space for something else. Anyone know about this plant please.



Welcome Jock, I know there are lots of people on this site who will be able to give you sound advice.

12 Jan, 2012


Hi Willie,welcome to G.O.Y I can`t help you with that either but keep checking your responces as Ginellie said someone will answer your question.

13 Jan, 2012


Hello and welcome . maybe there just to young . I'm sure as said someone like bamboo will know your answer . take care bye for now .

13 Jan, 2012


Yes welcome from me to sorry not able to help but as others have said before me there is sure to be someone who can.

Good luck.

13 Jan, 2012


You have to prune them to encourage flowering, Goji/Wolfberry have a tendency to put on growth rather than flowers and fruit, so you need to stress them to do so. Prune them back annually to encourage more flowers and fruit. The Goji plant does much better if it is heavily pruned at least once a year.
Pick one Goji that is most upright and prune it into a small tree. The plant is limited to one trunk that is tied to a stake and grown straight up with fruiting branches growing out to the side. These branches are kept about 60 cm feet long. The bottom 60 – 90cm of the base of the Goji tree is continually stripped of its new growth. The new shoots coming up from the ground are eliminated. This is how they grow them commercially, so give it a go.

13 Jan, 2012


Hello and welcome Jock.
I am sorry i can't help but i am sure someone will be able to.

13 Jan, 2012


Either follow Kildermorie's advice above, or Google 'pruning goji berry plants' - there are 2 different methods for training and pruning with these, and both are detailed at length online - hopefully it'll be one of the options you're presented with on Google.

13 Jan, 2012


Hello - if you have too much growth and no flowers, perhaps your soil is too nitrogen rich? If you feed it, try an ericaceous feed with low nitrogen, or Top Rose which is also good for this. You can also mulch with raw wood chip, which will reduce some of the nitrogen content. In my experience, gogi berries grow loads in their first 3 years, need regular pruning back and low nitrogen feeds before fruiting. I would expect flowers/berries this year.

13 Jan, 2012


Also make sure that they are getting enough sun--the north side of a hedge or the allotment shed is going to make it hard for them to bloom.

14 Jan, 2012

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