Lycium californicum

Box Thorn

Plant family: Solanaceae - Nightshade


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season Spring
Height 3-5 feet, 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand

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Clay, Sand, Salt

Special Characteristic

Edible , Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This California native is rather unusual as it resembles a desert plant but instead grows under Torrey pines in the Coastal Sage Scrub. It ahs small succulent looking leaves and produces small white flowers that turn into edible fruit making this a great addition to a coastal bird garden.

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