Lychee Nut Tree

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Scientific Name: Litchi chinensis

Common Names: Lychee Nut Tree

Overview: The Lychee Nut Tree, scientifically known as Litchi chinensis, is a tropical fruit tree that is prized for its delicious and fragrant lychee fruits. Native to Southeast Asia, specifically China, the Lychee Nut Tree is now cultivated in various parts of the world with suitable climates. It is a medium-sized tree with a dense canopy of glossy, dark green leaves. The tree produces small clusters of round or oval-shaped fruits with a rough, reddish-pink outer skin that is easily peeled to reveal the juicy, translucent white flesh inside. The flesh of the lychee is sweet and fragrant, with a flavor reminiscent of grapes and roses. Lychee Nut Trees thrive in warm, subtropical climates and require well-drained soil and regular watering. They benefit from full sun exposure to produce abundant fruit. With their ornamental foliage and delectable fruits, Lychee Nut Trees are a popular choice for tropical gardens and orchards, offering a delightful and exotic addition to any landscape.


This Fast Growing Tree Gives the Sweetest Treats

Lychee Nut trees (Litchi chinensis) are tropical evergreens known for their delicious, sweet fruit. Originating from China, these trees have been cultivated for over 2000 years and are now grown in warm climates worldwide. Several varieties are available, like ‘Brewster’, ‘Mauritius’, and ‘Haak Yip’. Each variety has slightly different fruiting times and flavors.

Lychee trees thrive in tropical and subtropical environments. They require a distinct dry and cool period for fruiting, followed by a warm, humid growing season. Lychee trees can grow 30-100 feet tall in the wild, but when cultivated, they’re usually kept at 10-20 feet.

Caring for your Lychee Nut Tree

Caring for Lychee Nut trees requires attention to detail, especially regarding their watering, fertilizing, and pruning needs. With the right conditions and care, these trees can be a long-lasting, fruitful addition to your garden. Remember, patience is key – it can take several years for a lychee tree to bear fruit, but the wait is definitely worth it for the delicious harvest you’ll enjoy!


Choose a location that receives full sunlight for at least six hours daily. Lychee trees thrive in tropical and subtropical environments. They require a distinct dry and cool period for fruiting, followed by a warm, humid growing season.


Lychee trees require consistent moisture, especially during the growing season. Avoid waterlogging, as it can lead to root rot. Mature trees are somewhat drought-tolerant but bear more fruit with adequate watering.


Plant in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Apply organic mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weeds.


Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer with equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Fertilize every two months during the growing season and reduce in winter.


Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove dead or diseased branches, thin out crowded areas, and shape the tree. This promotes better airflow and light penetration, essential for fruit production.

Pests and Diseases

Watch out for aphids, mites, and borers. Use appropriate insecticides or natural predators like ladybugs. Fungal diseases can be a problem. Prevent them by ensuring good air circulation and avoiding overhead watering.


Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

30 ft


15 ft – 20 ft

3 reviews for Lychee Nut Tree

  1. Kimberly S. (verified owner)

    Another gorgeous tree. Absolutely the cutest. Can’t wait to see it prosper in my greenhouse. I will be back for more plants.

  2. John Flowers (verified owner)

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