Lol. Thx, Thx for ur input. Lychee trees will become root or pot bound if allowed to remain in the same size container for too long a period of time and this can lead to a decline in the health of your tree. They are major decomposers of dead and decomposing organic matter, and derive their nutrition from the bacteria and fungi that grow upon these materials. Plant your tree in an area that receives some measure of wind protection. Mychorrhizal fungi are a very important part of the soil food web and play a significant role in improving lychee tree root health and efficiency, especially in the natural mountain rainforest environments from which lychee trees originated. This will develop into a growth flush and increase canopy density while the root system is developing. Lychee trees will take at least five years to mature before bearing any fruit. Take a kitchen paper towel and sprinkle some water on the paper. . Continue fertilizing in following years, once after harvesting and once when fruits are pea-sized. This a sophisticated technique where growers make a cut into a thin branch and then surround it with a packet of moist moss or soil. Wash the seeds and soak them in water to sprout. In Florida the coincides with the beginning of the rainy season which is in early to mid May. Use very, very dilute solutions and only very light slow release granules. When your lychee tree(s) become larger the bananas can become a nuisance, by providing too much shade for your lychee(s), but they are easily removed. I used cypress mulch shouldn't be any problems with that right? Use organic fertilizers that contain compost extracts, seaweed or kelp. Earthworm tunneling provides channels for root growth as they bury and shred plant residue pulled from surface material into their burrows. The tree will die in excessively wet soil for long time so the soil should be sandy. Earthworms are the most important invertebrate member of the soil food web. The lychee tree produce both male and female flowers on the same panicle, so they are self-pollinating, therefore only one tree is needed to get fruit., Quote from: Eekler81 tropical trail on June 21, 2012, 02:43:04 PM, Quote from: bsbullie on June 21, 2012, 04:02:02 PM, Quote from: HMHausman on June 21, 2012, 05:13:22 PM, Quote from: Eekler81 tropical trail on June 22, 2012, 05:04:42 PM, USA, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, Zone 10B. Anyway I use half the amount they say to use on the trees     Also have a 20+yr old avocado tree started from seed no avocados thinking of using it as a rootstock and adding 3-4 different types to the stump after I cut it back any advice on multiple varieties on one rootstock? Apply a thick layer of organic mulch such as sugarcane mulch to the soil to contain humidity in the soil and also to prevent weeds. Phosphorus is a key component of the cellular energy transfer system (ATP and ADP) and is especially important during active cell division (mitosis and meiosis) which is the case when a tree puts out new growth. Add coarse river sand or perlite in the soil if it is clay. Fertilizer program for lychee Fertilizer application amounts for establishing lychee trees Tree age (years) ounces grams 1 1.1 30 2 1.4 40 3 2.1 60 4 2.8 80 Apply the amounts of fertilizer listed above in the months indicated Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec U U U U U U C+ C+ In addition to her work as a writer, she is an accomplished painter and experienced art teacher. You can directly plant the seeds in the soil, but to speed up germination, you can use the paper towel method. Wind damage can severely impair the development of a small lychee tree and destroy new growth before it has a chance to develop and mature. Enclose it in a Ziploc bag or polythene bag. Lychees are self-pollinating. KeyPlex makes some really good products. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. Water deeply after each application of fertilizer. Bananas also provide shade for young lychee trees during the high temperature extremes encountered during sub-tropical summers. Earthworms stimulate microbial activity in the soil they tunnel through. Purchase some good quality fully ripe lychee fruits, eat them, and separate the seeds. The roots of weeds and grasses and other plants growing on or around your lychee's roots will compete with your lychee tree for nutrients. You must expose the tree to cold temperatures for at least 100 hours in the winter to trick the tree, if you want it to bloom and then bear fruit. Apply fertilizer evenly beneath the tree's drip line. I think what burns the tips of the leaves and some of the tender roots is when you use it full strength...I've never had any damage as long as I use half of what the directions says. The bottom line is that the presence of earthworms is a good visible indicator of a healthy soil. Root burn from over fertilization can happen in the blink of an eye and you will have a dead tree. Lychee trees need full sun so you should plant them away from other large trees and you should plant the trees at least 10 feet away from buildings. Water you tree in heavily and continue to water the newly planted tree every day until either the rains begin or you install or activate an existing automatic irrigation system. Lychee trees (Litchi chinensis), growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 10 and 11, are very sensitive to root burn in their early years.