'Litchi chinensis'


Sweet Heart

Keeping the tree compact for easy picking is the key to harvesting an abundance of these adored & delicious fruits. This particular fruit produces mostly ""chicken tongue"" lychees which contain fleshier fruit with smaller seeds.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Chill Hours: Some chill hours required for flowering, it is recommend to time new growth during a cold period
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Self-fertile
Blooming Season: Spring
Ripening Season: May-July
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Variety with more consistent production
Full Size: 40' high, although small growing Lychee trees can grow much taller
Cold Tolerance: Not tolerable of cold weather or wind, protect during cooler temperatures. Consider planting near the house for radiate heat.
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Requires regular watering for the first two years.
Soil & Site Requirements: Grows best in sandy, slightly acidic soils with high amounts of organic matter. Should be protected from wind & cold. Mulch the tree heavily. Do not prune after August, vegetative growth is stimulated and reduces spring flowering.