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Sweetheart LycheeLitchi chinensis ‘Sweetheart’

  • Sweetheart Lychee

    Sweetheart Lychee

  • Sweetheart Lychee

    Sweetheart Lychee

  • Sweetheart Lychee

    Sweetheart Lychee

  • Sweetheart Lychee
  • Sweetheart Lychee
  • Sweetheart Lychee

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Sweetheart LycheeLitchi chinensis ‘Sweetheart’

Fruit Trees & Bushes

High Production of Delicious Fruit Early On

  • Sweet, unique, red fruit
  • Produces fruit at a young age
  • Disease-resistant, low-maintenance, and self-pollinating

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Sweet, Heart-Shaped Fruit in Spring and Summer

Originating from the lineage of the renowned Mauritius Lychee, the Sweetheart Lychee is a remarkable subtropical evergreen that stands out with its ability to bear fruit at a very young age. This variation of Lychee has a high production of fruit with smaller seeds and juicier flesh than other varieties.

The self-pollinating Sweetheart Lychee boasts a vibrant red, heart-shaped fruit that can be harvested during late spring and summer. The outer shell cracks when fully ripe, signifying the perfect moment to indulge in the uniquely textured, grape-like flesh. 

With a delightful rose scent, the Sweetheart Lychee's flavor is mild and slightly floral, complemented by subtle acidic notes reminiscent of a pear. This makes it an excellent choice for enhancing salads or enjoying fresh, straight from the tree. 

Whether planted in a container for a more compact size or in the ground to achieve a larger stature, this tree adapts to various settings. Plus, it’s disease-resistant with low-maintenance care, making it suitable for any level of gardener. Grab your Sweetheart Lychee today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Sweetheart Lychee either in a container or in the ground depending on how big you want it to grow (It will grow in height to 8-10 ft. in a container and 20-30 ft. in-ground). Dig a hole twice the size of your Lychee’s root ball. Plant in well-drained, rich soil and backfill the hole.

Pro tip: Planting on a mound will promote drainage and prevent waterlogged roots.

2. Watering: Water regularly within the tree’s first year of being established. Then, regular watering, especially during fruiting seasons in spring and summer to ensure optimal growth and fruit production.

3. Fertilizing: Container-grown lychees do not require fertilizer but will benefit greatly by spraying liquid phosphorous. Do this during transplantation and annually around September or October.

4. Pruning: Trim any dead branches during winter after the fruit is harvested.

5. Pollination: Because the Sweetheart Lychee is self-pollinating, it can produce fruit on its own.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: May-July (sometimes into September)
Botanical Name: Litchi chinensis ‘Sweetheart’
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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3-11 patio         /           9-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

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