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    Default Growing lychees and longans

    Look im goin to make this short and sweet. Does anyone have any infromation for growing lychees from seed in England. I have looked on the internet and it is coming up with american rubbish so i cant be boverd. I have sprouted about 20 longan and lychee trees which a preety easy to sprout and am wondering if anyone has done this and what is there advice.
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    i guess there is no advice then
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    I googled "grow lychee UK" and got this:

    Lychee plants tend to do very well in the house: ensure plenty of light, ventilation and food, and do not over-water.

    They should be kept on a south-facing window indoors or in a conservatory/greenhouse not below 12C.

    Feed once a week with a phostrogen feed to help encourage flowers. They require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid drainage. The optimum pH is 6.5. They should be re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.
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    thanks for that

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    I visited a National Trust property yesterday which had a mature tree with a fruit I didn't recognise. I picked one and a leaf and this morning I am googling. I think it's a longan and it was a large tree and outside so if it is a longan that looks good for being able to grow it here if you're still interested.

    Everyone's favourite forum was high in the results list hence me finding an old thread.

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    Could you put a photo up here, Rosie, we like to guess the ID of plants
    Obviously, I haven't seen it but is it a Locquat?
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    Bad me put it in the bin before taking a photo!

    There were apple espaliers planted in 1893 and I may have a photo of that if I ask the other half.

    Edit: not my photo but here we are

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ecookie65...232000/photo/1
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosiepumpkin View Post
    Bad me put it in the bin before taking a photo!

    There were apple espaliers planted in 1893 and I may have a photo of that if I ask the other half.

    Edit: not my photo but here we are

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ecookie65...232000/photo/1
    Wow gorgeous tree!

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