(Lycium barbarum) Also known as Matrimony Vine, this attractive Chinese native is a sometimes spiney, viney shrub that grows 8-10' in height. Light purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom in May and continue throughout the summer. Flowers are followed by orange-red berries. In China these sweet and nutritious berries are eaten fresh and dried like raisins. The berries are among the highest in anti-oxidants, have more carotene than carrots, and contain all the essential amino acids and many minerals . Chinese Wolfberry is self-fertile and drought resistant, and likes full to half-day sun and well-drained soil. It does especially well in seaside locations.