Lychee 'Mauritius' (Litchi chinensis)
Lychee 'Mauritius' (Litchi chinensis)
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Lychee 'Mauritius' (Litchi chinensis)

Regular price $74.95
10 in stock

Mature Air-layered Fruit Tree, Ready to Produce

Delicious Mauritius coming your way! The 'Mauritius' Lychee is an early fruiting variety of everyone's favorite evergreen tropical fruit tree! Mauritius is an old school, tried-and-true variety, especially in south Florida where it has become one of the most popular and sought after Lychee varieties for cultivation.  The fruit is slightly smaller than most other types, however the flavor is supreme.  In our opinion, an amazing Lychee fruit requires the right balance of sweetness and acidity, and the Mauritius fits the bill perfectly.   

Mauritius' delicious juicy fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin B phytonutrient flavonoids, manganese, magnesium, copper, iron and folate.  Fun fact: the original Mauritius seedling was discovered east of Madagascar, on the African island of Mauritius, after which it is named.

Naturally grown, sustainably delivered. 

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Important Shipping Information

Sow Exotic ships nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with plant-based, plastic-free, reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, AND compostable packaging materials.  Plants ship ready-to-grow in plantable pots and range in size.  See the size guide on each plant page to learn more about what to expect upon arrival.

Shipping & Handing Cost
Shipping cost is calculated at checkout based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple orders with plants, so the more you grow, the more you save!  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Live plant orers are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Monday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail. Order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days. 

Tracking Your Order
You will receive shipping an delivery confirmation emails with tracking information once your order is on it's way.  We also send you a link to your Order Status page in your Order Confirmation email.  You can track the progress of your order online and sign up for step-by-step tracking alters via your Order Status Page and/or USPS Tracking Page.

Heat Packs & Weather Holds

Heat Packs
Heat Packs can be purchased separately and are necessary for orders shipping to cold climates under 32 degrees. Visit our Heat Packs page to learn more and purchase your heat pack. 

Weather Holds
If you prefer not to ship your order with a Heat Pack and would like to request a custom winter or summer weather hold until your preferred arrival date, please email shipping@sowexotic.com.  

Local Pickup at the Nursery

Both Nationwide Shipping and Nursery Pickup options are available at checkout. Choose the day/time for your pickup at checkout. We're offering curbside pickup at the nursery entrance. Orders that choose Nursery Pickup but really need Nationwide Shipping will be invoiced upon request for the shipping cost + a $15 fine. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico

Almost all of our plants ship (bare root, of course) to Hawaii & Puerto Rico.  Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of a few plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico include: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants.  Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii include: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.

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How to Grow Lychee Trees

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Spring - Summer

Mature Size: Up to 30 ft. tall with a fairly wide canopy, but easy to keep maintained at a smaller size.

Soil & Moisture: Prefers deep, fertile, slightly acidic and well-draining sandy soil. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11 with frost protection


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