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Emperor Lychee Tree

Litchi chinensis 'Emperor'

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

5-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Pink to strawberry-red

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Botanical Name:

Litchi chinensis 'Emperor'

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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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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Arrived healthy and as described. I repotted and it is happy and growing well.
July 4, 2016
Marietta, GA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10/10 service and a really good looking tree, just arrived today.
Just got the tree today, freshly planted. When you buy it usps tells you itll take more time to deliver, but fret not, it is as fast growing trees charts says it will take! As for packaging, 10/10 came in pot and the soil was still damp for being in transit for 2 days. And i mean like just watered damp, very impressive. The tree looks pretty healthy minus the burnt leave tips, but its also been reaaaallly hot too, so i figured that it would have sun damage. But all in all; fast, friendly, and on top of everything! I will be buying something from here again, also i will probably update this later when it grows some.
Took off tags, better view of quality of tree.
Freshly planted.
August 30, 2017
Growing Zone:
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
Nice large air layer
Established into a 15 gal container without any problems
October 30, 2014
over 3 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
DEAN D on Jul 4, 2016
I want a dwarf lichee and this seems the best
Paulett H on Nov 22, 2015
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
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.
I live in California, downtown Los Angeles. I look thru several sites and can't find the amount of cold/chill hours here, will the lychee fruit in my area? Los Angeles Area code 90031.
paul l on Jun 28, 2017
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.
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
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.

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