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Lychee Tree

The King of Fruits


Size: 3 Gallon

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Ships this Mon, Mar 9
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
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Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $34.95
Planting Mix for Tropical Fruits
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.99
Tropical Fruits
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95

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The Lychee Tree has it all:

  • Attractive ornamental evergreen with Tropical flair
  • Delicious fruit with unique taste
  • Dense green foliage
  • Tolerant Tree, resistant to cold and frost

Lychee Tree:  The best kept Ancient Secret

There’s a reason the Lychee Tree has been popular for thousands of years.  Actually, there are many reasons.  To start with, the tree combines oriental style with tropical beauty and offers one of the most delicious fruits that a gardener can harvest.  It’s a slow grower that can achieve heights of more than 40 feet.  But the Lychee fruit tastes so good you’ll want to keep it within an arm’s reach.  

Lush, dark green foliage adds great contrast to the Lychee fruits that hang in bunches like giant, rose colored grapes.  The tree is admired both for its tempting fruit as well as the tree’s distinctive visual appeal.  This tree is an absolute must for your garden or landscape.     
Lychee has the Fruit of your Dreams

If your imagination came up with its own fruit with the perfect flavor, it would be the Lychee.  It’s no wonder many Asian restaurants serve them sometimes accompanied by ice cream after a satisfying meal.  A rugged outer skin flakes away easily revealing the delicate, velvety fruit that awaits beneath.  Bite into the moist, sweet flesh and experience the rush of exotic flavor unique to the Lychee fruit.  

So different in taste, the Lychee’s white, somewhat translucent flesh almost defies description.  Some say the taste is like combining the flavors of pear, grape and coconut milk all in one fruit.  Lychees are easy to prepare and taste delicious when eaten chilled.  

Add them to fruit salads or as a wonderful topping on desserts.  With flavor this good on such a beautiful tree, isn’t it time you planted your Lychee?







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

Mature Height: 20-40 ft.
Mature Width: 20-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Moist - Well Drained
Drought Tolerance: Good
Time to Plant: Late Spring
Botanical Name: Litchi chinensis
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Lychee Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your 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 Lychee Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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How big is this tree when it arrives and how long will it take to fruit? I have read some trees can take up to 15 years before fruit.
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: They are approximately 2ft tall and should take about 1-2years to bear fruit. We graft our trees so they fruit faster than something grown from seed.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
re: lychee tree by "patio" do you mean: should be in a container that come into the house during winter months? if so, i live in flint, michigan zone 5 should i leave the container outdoors until the night temps drop to constant below freezing or should i bring it in while the temps are still above freezing?
terrance w on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: The Lychee Tree should be brought in if temperatures consistently drop below 45 degrees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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From the sounds of it this tree will survive Utah winters... is that correct?
Sherri S on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Lychee Tree should do fine in Utah, unless the temperatures consistently drop below 40 degrees, then the tree will need to be taken inside.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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FRANK W on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Our Lychee tree will take about 1-2 years to bear fruit.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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Can I plant lychee tree on middle June?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on your location. If temperatures are scorching, and in the 90's or above it will be better to wait until the early fall when it cools off to plant your Lychee Tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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What is the difference between this Lychee tree and the Emperor Lychee?
A Z on Feb 3, 2015
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Translate lychee in spanish?
Aida Luz C on Nov 10, 2014
Best Answer: El lichi
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 23, 2015
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When is the proper time to plant in Los Angeles CA?
Tony F on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or early Fall, but if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 29, 2014
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What type of plant food is used for this plant?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Lychee Trees enjoy organic time release fertilizers.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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i live in zone 9 which gets frost would this plant live here?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: This is my first try with this plant. I actually live in zone 5. I anticipate that if you live in zone 9, the plant should be fine. These trees survive in the mountains of China. Mine is doing really well outside with new leaves sprouting weekly. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Nazif C on Aug 9, 2014
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how long until it bears fruit?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: One of our Lychee trees usually takes just one to two years to bear fruit.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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What is this litchi's particular name?
Raquel M on Jan 9, 2015
Best Answer: Litchi chinensis
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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Is the tree self-pollinating?
Herschel R on Dec 22, 2014
Best Answer: Lychee trees are self pollination, however they'll yield much more fruit if they have a partner to pollinate with.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 23, 2015
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How large should the container in which I plant the tree be to allow fruiting in 1-2 years?
Darrell D on Nov 29, 2014
Best Answer: A pot that's twice as large as the root ball will be fine.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 23, 2015
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Can it be grown in Baltimore, Maryland ?
David K on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: The Lychee is more of a tropical plant so if you wanted to plant it in Maryland you would want to put it in a container and bring it in for the winter.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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I live in New York the winter. It very. Cold. can I still growing this tree?
Trucvy N on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: You can still grow the Lychee, however, you would want to put it in a container so you can take it indoors during the winter.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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how big this tree grow ?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: The Lychee Tree gets 20 - 40 feet tall and 20 - 40 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida zone #?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: Fort Myers Fl is in zone 9.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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what kind of fertilizer can I use for my lychee tree? I've had it for a year and it's still the same size. It's not dying the leafs are still green. It just hasn't grown at all.
Kaysten R on Mar 1, 2015
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.