Top Questions About Lychee Trees

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Questions About Lychee Trees

Asked by
karbas on
May 3, 2012

Q. about grafted lychee sapling

A local nursery in my area is selling Lychee saplings, saying it’s a grafted one and will bear fruit within one year. However, he doesn’t know what kind of grafting or variety of seedling. So my question is, how I am gonna know whether given Lychee sapling is a grafted one? Please provide any clue to identify.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 3, 2012
Certified Expert
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If your tree has been grafted, the grafting scar will be right below the place where the branches start. It will look like a slightly raised ring around the trunk.

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Asked by
1otot on
May 30, 2018
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Q. lychee trees

What should be done to insure lychee fruit grow and ripen to its full size?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 30, 2018
Certified Expert
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This article will give you information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/lychee-tree/growing-lychee-trees.htm

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Asked by
Angela Smith on
July 12, 2018
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Q. How long after Lychees start sprouting above the soil should I wait to replant them

I\’m trying to grow Lychee nut trees. I started them in moist paper towels until I seen them start germinating. Then I planted them in 4\” deep cups with drainage holes in them. How long after planting them should it take before they break the top soil? Then how long should I wait before replanting them in the 3 gallon containers? Thank you for any help to my questions. God Bless Angie

Answered by
drtreelove on
July 13, 2018
Certified Expert
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Hi Angela; I am sending you a link to an article on propagating lychee. Notice that growing from seeds is the least effective and predictable method. You will get a tree if all goes well, but you will not necessarily get the fruit you expect.

"You could also grow them from seed, but trees can take more than 10 years to bear and fruit may not be true to the parent."

Read more at Gardening Know How: Methods Of Lychee Propagation: How To Propagate Lychee Trees https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/lychee-tree/lychee-tree-propagation.htm

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Asked by
ugospa on
October 1, 2018
sarasota fl 34231

Q. would lyches roots be dangerous if planted close to the house?

none

Answered by
drtreelove on
October 2, 2018
Certified Expert
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Lychee is not a large growing tree, but it will do best if given enough space to put out an extensive absorbing root system.
The roots are not likely to damage a substantial concrete house foundation, and it won't grow large enough to over hang the house with hazardous limbs or top. But I would recommend planting it at least 8 to 10 feet away from the house wall so that you don't have to worry about roots, or branches rubbing hard against the wall and having to prune it back hard.

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