Lichi, commonly known as the longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit. Included in the soapberry family are the lychee, rambutan, Guarani, Koran, pitomba, Spanish lime, and ackee. Longan is commonly associated with lychee, which is similar in structure but more aromatic in taste. It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family, to which the lychee also belongs. It is native to Southern Asia.
Planting And Care
- Longan trees thrive in warm climates, but tolerate temperatures down to 22 degrees Fahrenheit for brief intervals.
- Plant the longan trees in the sunniest, highest, and driest part of the garden, as they require well-drained soil
- Even a few days of waterlogged soil can kill longan trees. In a container garden, the trees grow 7 to 10 feet tall, while trees in the yard grow 15 to 25 feet tall.
Longan Lichi Care
Fertilize longan trees with a balanced 5-5-5 fertilizer every two months, beginning with 1/4-pound fertilizer one month after planting
Spread the fertilizer over the soil from the trunk to the drip line and water thoroughly.
|Full sun to part shade
|Apply any organic fertilizer