A two-year-old tree that is 4 to 5 feet tall.
Chill requirements: 100 hours
This tropical evergreen tree is from the soapberry family. Slow grower, maturing to 20+ feet. Prefers full sun
The fruit, when ripe, has dark red-brown and rough skin. Under the brittle skin, the flesh is pearly white, sweet and jelly-like, though firm. It is eaten fresh or sun-dried (Litchi Nuts) or canned in syrup. A good source of vitamin C and phosphorous. To be brought to bloom, lychee needs to be exposed to cold temperatures (32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit) but not below freezing for at least 100 hours in the winter.