Lychee tree growing tree of the genus Litchi and also known as Litchi chinensis, Lychee tree perennial evergreen plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate
Flower color are white the size 1-3 mm.
Fruit are cover with rough skin can be yellow, orange and mostly red, that pilled easily the flesh is white with special structure remind little bit onion, some cultivar are easy to take off the seeds and some cultivars are seedless.
Requirements for Lychee tree growing and care:
Slightly acid soil, rich soil, can survive some frost
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to wind in the first years
When is the best time to plant a Lychee tree:
Spring / early summer
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Lychee tree?
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead branches, except this not recommend to prune to much
What is the size of a Lychee tree?
5-20 m, outside the tropic the tree smaller
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small white flower grow in groups on stalk
Thinning the bloom:
A lot of pollinators are not really pollen the flowers cause a lot of problem
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Lychee tree fruits?
Eat raw, Juice and more
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net if there is too much birds
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Possible to pick the fruit before it ready and let it to be ready at home