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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

5-8 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Litchi chinensis 'Emperor'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Rules the Garden

Why get the Emperor Lychee?

  • Giant, juicy Lychees that hold well to the tree
  • Slow growth makes it perfect for containers
  • Convenient compact size that's great for growing indoors

Transform your Garden into an Oriental Paradise

With a mix of island and Asian flair, the Emperor Lychee Tree will help create a relaxed and inviting retreat, whether planted in your garden, in the yard or on the patio. A slow, compact grower, the Emperor won't exceed heights of 10 feet, so the design possibilities are limitless wherever you choose to locate it. Clusters of giant-sized Lychees surrounded by green, pointed leaves put on an awesome display of tropical beauty. Aside from the trees good looks, one trip to the produce section and you'll know why this highly coveted fruit is in such high demand. Lychees can sell commercially for as much as $10 per pound. That means you'll save tons of money by harvesting your own fresh, delicious Emperor Lychees by the bushel right from your own tree.

Emperor Lychees taste Divine

It is said that angels eat Lychees in heaven. The fruit's soft, velvety texture and milky, sweet flavor is that good. And as the largest Lychees available anywhere, there's that much more to love with the Emperor. Lychees the size of golf balls emerge in large numbers throughout the tree. With great staying power, your fruit will hold firm until they're ready to be picked. Compared to a mix of passion fruit and grapes, the Lychee's flavor is perfect for fresh, chilled eating alone, added to tropical fruit drinks or sliced and topped on your favorite desserts. You can even leave the skin on and freeze them for up to 3 months!

With incredible flavor and a multitude of planting options, the Emperor Lychee is a tree fit for royalty.

Order yours today.





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Tender
 
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First Lychee attempt
I have done very well with many items I have purchased, So I thought I would try Two Lychee tree's One made it very well
But the other looks or seems to have burned, Like a sun burn and the sun fried it. It was not because of the lack of water, I watered it dayly . so iam still not sure how the winter will effect the one that lived yet
October 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Lychee
Arrived healthy and as described. I repotted and it is happy and growing well.
July 4, 2016
Marietta, GA
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Slow recovery
I'm in California so it takes 5 days to get my trees. It arrived with a few broken branches , the leaves have brown spots but after a few weeks I'm starting to see new growth. It hasn't fully recovered yet, the new growth is a good sign.
July 5, 2016
Los Angeles , CA
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Emperor Lychee Tree
I have two trees. They are planted in large pots so that they can be moved inside in case of freezing weather.

I hope to see fruit on them soon.
December 26, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Nice large air layer
Established into a 15 gal container without any problems
October 30, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Emperor Lychee Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emperor Lychee Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Emperor Lychee Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Emperor Lychee Tree again after the transplant is complete.


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LOVE LYCHEES AT ASIAN MEALS. GREAT AND UNIQUE FLAVOR. PLUS IT GOES WELL WITH DESSERTS LIKE ICE CREAM
DEAN D on Jul 4, 2016
I want a dwarf lichee and this seems the best
Paulett H on Nov 22, 2015
LOVE LYCHEES AT ASIAN MEALS. GREAT AND UNIQUE FLAVOR. PLUS IT GOES WELL WITH DESSERTS LIKE ICE CREAM
DEAN D on Jul 4, 2016
Was half dead when I got it, planted in large indoor pot, tried to revive it but it gave up halfway through winter and died. Was kinda bummed, was looking forward to having this tree, maybe next time.
Brian K on Apr 14, 2016
I want a dwarf lichee and this seems the best
Paulett H on Nov 22, 2015
Was half dead when I got it, planted in large indoor pot, tried to revive it but it gave up halfway through winter and died. Was kinda bummed, was looking forward to having this tree, maybe next time.
Brian K on Apr 14, 2016
How low of a temperature will it tolerate? I am in zone nine, and at what temperature do i need to protect the tree?
Terry M on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am in Sacramento where the Winter temperature falls down to 28 degrees Fahrenheit for a week the most. Can this lychee tree survive?
how many years will it take before it gives fruits ?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Your Emperor Lychee Tree may need a year to get used to it's new environment and will most likely start producing fruit in it's second year.
When will lychees be ripe in FL zone 9?
NYTilo on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: May - June
What is patio planting kit used for.?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The patio panting kit is used to plant your tree in a container that is the perfect size for moving your tree indoors and out or keeping it in a pot. It includes a pot, fertilizer and planting mix, everything that you need to plant your tree if you desire to keep it indoors, or in pot to be placed in a decorative area.
Does this plant need cross pollination to have fruit? Do I need to have two plants?
Carolyn G on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Lychee tree does not need cross pollination. It has both male and female flowers. Although, for chance of more fruit, it's good to have more than one tree or variety of Lychee trees.
can this plant grow or survive in new York area?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Emperor Lychee Tree will survive in NY, but it will have to be potted and brought indoors during the winter. If you don't have a large sunny window to place it by so it gets at least six hours of sunlight a day you may want to consider getting a grow light for it.
Will the tree bloom back after the winter? Can I plant it in Minnesota?
Diane on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lychees are tropical plants. They will not survive the cold weather. If you want to plant it in Minnesota, you would have to plant it inside. We are in Missouri, and we bought the plant late last year; We planted it in a large side pot and replanted it outside this year when the weather got warmer. Curious to see how it would be after being outside all summer long

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