LONGAN TREE Dimocarpus longan
A close relative to the Lychee tree but much larger, stronger and more cold tolerant. The fruit is deliciously sweet, bearing just after the lychee, so for Lychee lovers this is a welcomed taste variation to look forward to. A highly ornamental tree with beautiful green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers that have a wonderful scent.
|Grown From||Climate||Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|5-10||Medium||No||Evergreen||January - April|
Question & Answer
Is melbourne the right climate for lychees From: SEABROOK VIC
No lychees are not suited to growing in Victoria,. Lychees are suitable to about as far south as Sydney, further south than that you will be better trying a longan which is related and has similar fruit to a lychee but is a little hardier. Longans will also require a frost free climate.
Will It Grow in my climate or should I have a Longan Tree. From: DARAWANK NSW
If you are worried about frost then Longan is better than a Lychee Tree "Longans thrive much better on higher ground than the lychee and endures more frost" #CategoryLongan1380
Customer Comments on Longan Tree
No fruit fly problems . Only 2 to 3 years to get fruit for marcotted Longan . | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005
I am currently growing 7 longan varieties in marginal climate (50km NE Adelaide). Here Biew Kiew and Haew do better than Kohala (longer growing season and more vigorous). By far my best performing and fruiting variety is Homestead. | Jonathan - Gawler, SA 15-Dec-2006
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