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LYCHEE - WAI CHEE

Lychee Wai ChiBotanical Name: Litchi chinensis
Description

Crops heavily and regularly in subtropical climates with high quality delicious fruit. Compact growth habit. Freshly picked Lychees are absolutely delicious compared to canned or supermarket fruit. Prefers sheltered, rich well drained soil, with lots organic mulch.

Other Names: Litchi, Litchee
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Lychee wai chi

Plant Information or Specifications

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 5/10

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2896 days 1hrs

Comments: -

When the tree was still quite small I cropped around 2kg of fruit, but have never repeated that success. Flowers form, fruit sets but often falls off. Then the flying foxes come and steal my crop. I'm lucky to get a handfull.

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

No problems with fruit fly, just the flying foxes.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How to deter the flying foxes from stealing all of my crop.


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Jeff7 says... [105 days 2hrs ago]
Use some bird netting, you can get them from Bunnings. Don't skimp on size, I've found even small looking trees need a large net.

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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 5/10

Tessa's Edible Fruits
Update: 1652 days 2hrs

Comments: - Extremely slow growing and very sensitive to fertiliser and water, I made the mistake of fertilising it and it never fully recovered.  Do not use fertiliser on the plant for the first few years as they have there own store of nutrients (I learnt that the hard way).  It is still alive though and growing, there are no large growth spurts like most trees though so you will have to be very patient.

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 10/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 10 days 19hrs

Comments: - Very good taste. In Sydney, fruits later in February, so good companion to Bosworth 3. Very slow growing, but has a nice compact shape and more tasty fruit with small seed.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2000

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: See comments for my other lychee (Bosworth 3).


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Lychee - Wai Chee

Susan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1500 days 16hrs

Comments: - Love Lychees.   This year has been my best harvest.  I took some extra care of it and watered it weekly from August to December.  I keep them pruned to reachable height and have no problems with fruit bats or possums/

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2009

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Neutraorg

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Winter

Pest Control: Had to spray for Erinose mites - Do this in August/September as soon as new shoots start growing.  This is characterised by fluffy growth on flower tips and leaves will look bubbled and when you flip over, will have rusty red blotches.  Also spr


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 10/10

Rustynutz's Edible Fruits
Update: 2914 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Fruit tastes great and tree looks attractive

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 1984

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1986 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee 6/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2651 days 17hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree, beautiful fruit

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 6/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3233 days 1hrs

Comments: - Very slow growing (it is a bit too close to a citrus that needs to be removed) but hopefully worth the wait.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Just Compost as they seem sensitive to anything else

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2615 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Grown in pot for 1 year, but failed to hold numerous small fruit, so have transferred to the ground. it got wind scorched in an exposed spot, so was transplanted into a better spot and cut back and is now pushing lots of new growth. Hoping for a few fruits next year.


PROTECT FROM WIND!

Planted: 2010

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 8/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2239 days 1hrs

Comments: -

This tree hardley ever gets fed or watered and just thrives.

Planted: 2005

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

No pests

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 7/10

Hillgrower's Edible Fruits
Update: 3419 days 20hrs

Comments: -

This has been a learning curve. The tree is quite slow growing. In its first year, it put out a flush of growth in mid winter and the icy westerlies burnt it all off before we realized what was happening. This year we have a hessian tree surround and it fared much better. It is planted in the lee of a large tree on the windward side, but this did not really help. No sign of fruiting yet. Receives regular water from our greywater dripper line.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2343 days 5hrs

Comments: -

One of my favourite fruits.  I know there are better varieties, but I had to think of size of tree - this is a dwarf.  These should still taste as good, if not better than the tired old ones at the supermarket!  Planted early Feb. and had a new flush shortly after.  Planted in direct line of rain-water run-off - is in a mound on a slope , and seems to be healthy and happy.

Had some chlorosis developing on new growth - problem solved with Zinc /Manganese foliar feed (and a good gound soak too!) May have to treat anually?

Update: now Sept. (plant in ground for 7 months) and flower buds developing. Too young to allow to fruit yet though.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus feed and Seasol

Pest Control:

Nil required yet.

Question:

 


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Seedling) 9/10

Jardette's Edible Fruits
Update: 3387 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Espaliered into a basic fan pattern on 2m high trellis.  Water weekly, if needed.  Planted March 2009, new growth quickly flowed.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none required

Organic Status:Organic


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Amy Cobby says... [3329 days 13hrs ago]
Heh i was wondering if ur selling lychee trees and if so can u please email me with the price? thanks a lot amy_cobby@hotmail.com cheers
Jardette says... [3108 days 13hrs ago]
Hi Amy, Unfortunately I have not logged on to this for a while. I am not a retailer, but can refer you to Turner's Garden Centre on Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains. They have a really great range at almost all times through the year - if you in the Brisbane area. Best of luck, Jardette

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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 1269 days 23hrs

Comments: -

This is a very small tree and is already flowering, not sure what to do if it fruits as its only 0.5m tall.

Dropped all its flowers, not in the best position as its shaded in summer, may need to relocate this. Survived the Sydney winter no problem and put on a fresh flush of leaves at the end of summer, however, the tree does grow extremely slow.

Neighbour has finally pruned his Jacaranda so this tree will get full sun this summer and hopefully put on some decent growth.

Planted: 2014

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

will bag the fruit

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted) 8/10

Edgo's Edible Fruits
Update: 1548 days 21hrs

Comments: - Dwarf

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 3473 days 21hrs

Comments: -

slowly

Growing: In a Pot


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Cutting) 8/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3369 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Flowering Nov09

Planted: 2000

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2007 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2331 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Dwarf variety, seems happy so far

have given it lots of rain water, and lychee shells after reading forum

flowering now, spring 2012 - interesting to see what develops!

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee - Wai Chee (Grafted)

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 21 days 20hrs

Comments: - Nice little lychee , growing in 65l pot , fruiting 2018/19 for first time few fruit but growing slowly , have over fertilised , but recovering well .  Light feeder , but likes water.

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Summer and Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Very little when fruiting , easy to kill with fertiliser .

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Margssubtropical1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3268 days 2hrs

Comments: -

new in pot March 2010


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