Described as the most luscious of all fruits, the lychee is native to Southern China. For best results lychee's require seasonal temperature variations, warm humid summers and cool dry winters are the ideal climate for growing lychee's. They are a handsome, dense rounded tree that can be susceptible to damage from strong winds. We strongly advise the purchase of marcotted trees as they bear in as little as 3 years. The varieties below have proven to be some of the best croppers in a subtropical climate.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Customer Comments on Lychee Tree
Plant seeds and don't transplant. You're likely to end up with a massive tree, but it will bear more, grow faster and it'll be more cold tolerant | Carl Ramirez - Kensington, NSW 15-Feb-2011
Currently growing 8 lychee varieties on Sunshine Coast hinterland property (near Cooroy). So far, best for crop bearing, consistency and flavour is B-3 (Kwai Mai Pink) closely followed by Wai Chee and Sar Keng. Fine mesh bird netting is essential. | Jonathan - Black Mountain-cooroy, QLD 05-Mar-2011
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