Lychee Tree for Sale

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Lychee Tree

The King of Fruits

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 12th, 2016
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
You Save: $69.95 (50%)

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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: $39.95
Planting Mix
Lychee Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Lychee Tree 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

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
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Litchi chinensis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

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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Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Lychee Tree - Current Status
The Lychee tree arrived safe and sound and on time. After transplanting it into our front yard, within 2 to 3 weeks, it took hold in its new environment and is producing fresh, new growth.
If you're looking for plants and trees that you can't find locally, I would not hesitate to recommend Fast-Growing Trees.
John Keen
July 29, 2015
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Not sure
When I received it looked pretty rough but cut every thing back that was brown and now is got new growth but seems to be slow growing compared to my other plant I purchased really don't think it is fast growing trees fault just a slow growing tree if your patient
July 30, 2015
5 months ago
Growth Rate
Brown tips on leaves
I don't know the reason but my Lychee arrived nice and green and then the leaf tips started turning brown. I planted it within two days. The tree is maintaining its size which is about a foot and a half above ground. Within the last couple of days it seems to putting on new growth at the tips of most branches. It has already had a few new leaves. These new leaves don't' have brown tips. It has now been planted for about two months.
July 28, 2015
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Received the two Lychee and one Papaya trees; transplanted both; Lychee is growing new leaves; Papaya did not survive--could be the shock of transplanting and weather; we had a heat wave the week it arrived.

The packaging was designed to protect plants in transit.

Hope the Lychee will fruit next year; looking forward buying more exotic trees that are permitted by California.
July 26, 2015
Orange County--Fullerton, CA, US
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
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Why did you choose this? Store
My son requested this site and plant for christmas
Rebecca R on Nov 11, 2015
My son requested this site and plant for christmas
Rebecca R on Nov 11, 2015
love the taste.
ning f on Aug 21, 2015
love the taste.
ning f on Aug 21, 2015
What is the difference between this Lychee tree and the Emperor Lychee?
A Z on Feb 3, 2015
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
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.
I live in the San Joaquin area, Calif. it is very hot and dry during summer. Will the lychee tree hold up to such heat and especially in a clay soil?
Lori R on May 11, 2015
If it can grow to 20 feet and up, how do you even plant it in a container and move it indoors in the NE winter? Just not possible.
Jason B on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Plants will only grow so big when in a container. I'm assuming if you plant this in the ground, it will grow up to 20 feet, but if you plant it in a container, it will only grow to the size of the container.
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.
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.
FRANK W on Aug 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Our Lychee tree will take about 1-2 years to bear fruit.
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.
What variety/cultivar is this particular Lychee tree?
Robert S on May 24, 2015
II am in zone 6 so I will be growing this in a container. How much sun does it need when it is brought indoor for the winter? Can I just keep it in the garage with only one window for sun?
Paula W on May 19, 2015
is it self pollinating? I live in Dallas where we do have occasional ice and freeze. Can it survive Dallas heat and occasional snow combo?
zeeshan on May 6, 2015
Translate lychee in spanish?
Aida Luz C on Nov 10, 2014
Fort Myers, Florida zone #?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fort Myers Fl is in zone 9.
Do you have any special instructions or tips to plant it in a planter/pot? And does it require a certain pH?
D V on Apr 27, 2015
is this tree safe to plant in the high desert valley,ca 92308?
Bill F on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is not recommended for your area as the winter temperatures get a little too low for it.
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.
Allie on May 5, 2015
Is the Lychee "deer resistant"?. We have deer in our area in Texas
Allie on Apr 28, 2015
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
Does Lychee tree grow in Northern California?
virginia T on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should, ca weather is better than pa. At least it doesn't snow in ca. It snows in pa.
I am in zone 9. Should I plant now or wait for the fall ?
dotty on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I too am in zone 9 (Central Florida) and planted mine in the Summer with no problems.
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.
If I make an order, will you charge me immediately or just after you ship the item?
n Z on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You are charged immediately and we reserve one for you and it will ship in April when we have it available again.
I am living in MN (zone 4), can I plant it in pot then I can bring it inside in the winter, if so then how tall it is and how long it can have to bear fruit?
christopher on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a plant that can be grown in a container. It will take about 2-3 years to bear fruit.
We live in northern California and want to plant the tree outside, but also do not want it to grow 20 feet. Can you plant these in a 10 gal container and bury the container in the ground to limit the size?
Kevin on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend that. You can prune the tree to your desired height.
What is this litchi's particular name?
Raquel M on Jan 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Litchi chinensis
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.
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.

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