Lychee - Wai Chee

Litchi chinensis

Lychee Wai Chi

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, and cool winters. Late season
Other Names: Litchi, Litchee

$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Lychee - Wai Chee

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From MarcotLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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 Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 3y ago

ENGADINE, NSW, Australia

Planted in October 2018.Very slow growing.  Has a burst of new growth every 6-8 weeks, which then firms up before the next burst.  Some leaves have been chopped or dropped off.Very pretty little tree.Fertilised with Scotts Organic Fruit and Citrus in...

★★★★ 7y ago


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 p...

★★ 7y ago

Tingalpa, QLD, Australia

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 ...

★★★★★ 8y ago


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.

★★★ 10y ago

Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Beautiful tree, beautiful fruit

★★ 11y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

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.

★★★★★ 11y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

Fruit tastes great and tree looks attractive

★★★ 12y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

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

★★★★★ 12y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

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 fr...

★★★★ 12y ago


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

★★★ 12y ago

Ocean View, QLD, Australia

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 i...

★★★★ 12y ago

EULEILAH, QLD, Australia

Flowering Nov09

★★★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

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

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