PlantsNephelium→Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Rambutan
Give a thumbs up Hairy Lychee

Botanical names:
Nephelium lappaceum Accepted
Nephelium chryseum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 15 to 80 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Clusters of 2 to 3 inch round to oval, single seeded pinkish-red, bright red, yellow, or reddish-orange drupes covered in fleshy, pliable hairs.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy yellowish-white to greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Flies
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Yellow fruits cultivar, fruits ripen from green to yellow with a

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Rambutan by prabhisetty Sep 2, 2018 10:41 AM 4
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