How to grow Longan

Longan growing tree of the genus Dimocarpus and also known as Dimocarpus longan, Longan perennial evergreen plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green when the leaves young red, the leaves in elliptic shape.

Flower color are yellow the size 1-2 mm.

Longan fruits

Fruit are cover with think skin color is yellow-brown, that pilled easily the flesh is white with special structure remind little bit onion, some cultivar are easy to take off the seeds The fruit taste remind the Lychee fruits

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Requirements for Longan growing and care:

Slightly acidity soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, also possible without but the fruit can be too much seeds end less flesh

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to salty soil

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Weak branches

Size of the plant?
6-12 m (20-40 feet), grow to the wide can be 8 m (24 feet) and more

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small white-yellow flowers

Thinning the bloom:
The first years recommend to thinning

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, birds, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Longan fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometime need to cover with net

How long does it take to bear fruit?

Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken little before the fruits ready

Scientific name:

Dimocarpus longan

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone