How to grow Lychee tree

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 and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flower color are white the size 1-3 mm.

Lychee fruit

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.

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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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead branches, except this not recommend to prune to much

Size of the plant?
5-20 m, (15-60 feet) outside the tropic the tree smaller

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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:

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:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring, summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

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?
3-8 years

Ripening of fruit:
Possible to pick the fruit before it ready and let it to be ready at home

Scientific name:

Litchi chinensis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone