Pruning and thinning of the lychee tree is necessary for strong structure and to prevent wind damage, as its dense growth makes it susceptible to falling from powerful gusts. But sometimes a lychee tree won't flower. I'll be posting an update of my lychee trees. Learn how to cut back a lychee tree here. Yes, Puglvr, the weather has been nothing but pleasant the last few months. Also, the flowers help in identifying the specific cultivar that you have. I printed a copy of the lychee growth cycle chart from lycheesonline and the time period was from July to Jan.I think mine was flushing randomly due to their not fruiting for the most part. My mango trees haven't done anything for me yet except for some sporadic fruit here and there. Continue reading to learn to cut back a lychee tree. I know you mean well, Angie, but I would not appreciate a registry that included gifts to a certain charity. I heard he had ton of fruits this year. Then spray the arrangement with a solution of 50/50 rubbing alcohol and water. The rest of them only fruited sporadically. My mangoes have started to flush a lot without me trimming anything off them. Click this article to find out how to root lychee cuttings. Should I prune all the branches any way including pruning off the new growth? It does, however, need a certain number of chilling hours in order to set fruit, between 100-200 hours of standard chilling. Lychee is a subtropical tree native to China. Wow!!! In this test, when lychee tree pruning was done several weeks after harvesting the fruit, the next crop bore fruit inconsistently. Hope this helps! When pruning a lychee tree, always use clean, sharp tools to avoid the spread of disease. They can even withstand being buried in snow. He demonstrates this with a Brewster variety in Florida. So these new flushes should not be pruned again as I understood. My coconut tree has shown a significant growth this Summer and one of my bananas is even fruiting in the pot. How are your lychee trees doing these days? If you are in FL then follow puglvr's pruning technique -- she's the local expert. Starting new lychee trees can be done any number of ways but some have better success than others and take less time. I also do that to my mango. Native to Asia, lychee fruit looks like a strawberry with bumpy reptilian looking skin. Lychee trees grow in recurrent cycles of growth followed by periods of dormancy. I took this today...I'm just seeing my second flush since I pruned mine in June...looks like its on schedule (hopefully anyways) :o). I just collected the last of the skimpy fruit harvest from my Hak Ip and now have started to prune all of my lychee trees. Learn how to care for container grown lychee in this article. I understand why Puglvr needs to prune the tree. Here’s how to decifer the plant tag for the perfect long-term fit in your garden, Confused about soil moisture, the best time to water and what watering device to use? Question for Dieseler. bay area bounty of Mango and Monstera..variegated too. Treating A Sick Lychee Tree – Learn How To Manage Lychee Diseases, What To Do With Lychees: Learn How To Use Lychee Fruits, Why Is My Lychee Turning Brown – What Do Brown Lychee Leaves Mean, Fall Themed Fairy Gardens: How To Make A Mini-Thanksgiving Garden, Olive Preservation Guide: How Do You Brine Olives, Thanksgiving Flower Decor: DIY Floral Thanksgiving Arrangements, What Is Agar: Using Agar As A Growing Medium For Plants, Radish Bacterial Leaf Spot: Learn About Bacterial Leaf Spot On Radish Plants, Thurber’s Needlegrass Information – Learn How To Grow Thurber’s Needlegrass, Moldovan Green Tomato Facts: What Is A Green Moldovan Tomato, The Bountiful Garden: Bringing The Garden To Thanksgiving, Overwintering Containers And End Of Season Cleanup, Must Have Winter Shrubs – Top 7 Shrubs For Winter Interest, Enclosed Porch Garden – Indoor Gardening On The Porch. The former 3 have been planted in the ground with the oldest being the Mauritius. If you live in a warm enough climate, you might be lucky enough to have a tree in your backyard. Although I must say, I've kind of neglected my yard and lots of weeds are taking over in some part of my yard, the good news is that the night temp. Less is often more when it comes to properly pruning flowering shrubs. The fruit is kind of small. LOL Your Sempervivums are quite cold hardy. It's good to see there's another batch of new flushes coming up. Some lychee growers say no but most advocate annual thinning of twigs and branches to create a stronger, healthier, more attractive tree.