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Matrimony Vine (Lycium barbarum)

About Matrimony Vine

Matrimony Vine is a Vine. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Matrimony Vine
Scientific Plant Name Lycium barbarum
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Nightshade
Scientific Family Name Solanaceae


Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Vine Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 10.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 10.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, Violet colors of the flowers
Flowering Season August - September typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Part Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Drained Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope


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