Growing Guide: Lychee Trees

Plant Type
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Late Spring, Summer

Mature Size
Up to 20-40 ft tall with an equally wide canopy. Very easy and fun to prune and maintain at smaller sizes and are well-suited for container growing.

Soil & Moisture
Good drainage, rich soil, and irrigation are essential for the early success of this tree. Well-draining soil is essential for Lychee tree growth and they do very well planted on mounds to promote drainage. Requires regular watering until well-established. Increase watering during flowering and fruiting season. Does not like standing water or too much salinity. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Mature Lychee trees are cold tolerant to at least 26 degrees.

Propagation
Our Lychee trees are air-layered and ready to produce within 1 or 2 years.

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