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Lychee
Litchi chinensis 'Brewster'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Litchi (LEE-chee) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Brewster

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Fort Myers, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Venice, Florida

Wailuku, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
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negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 18, 2006, phoenixtropical from Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Amazingly, lychee grow and produce in the Phoenix Arizona area when given a good microclimate and plenty of water. I think growth is slower here then in other places.

http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/lychee.html

Positive

On May 20, 2006, stressbaby from Fulton, MO wrote:

Excellent taste; medium to large fruit, medium to large seed; likes plenty of water; vigorous grower; set fruit in greenhouse in zone 5b.