Litchi chinensis – Lychee tree – Lietsjieboom

Native to south-eastern china, the Lychee tree is an evergreen specimen that can grow to a height of 20 m.  Best known for its fleshy fruits that ripen in summer, Lychee trees were imported to South Africa from Mauritius in the early 1870’s. Litchis grow best in subtropical climates with high summer temperatures and low, [...]