Vegetables and Fruit forum: Lychee or Longan?

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Dec 30, 2015 11:30 AM CST
My mom has this growing in her yard but she can't remember if this is a lychee or longan plant... can someone tell from the leaves? She grew it from a seed.
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 30, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Hi Betsy,

I sprouted Longan seeds in pots last year and have since planted them in the ground. I'll take a picture at first daylight and post (it's 4 AM right now over here).
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 30, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Here's a picture of my Longan seedling.
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The leaves do look like yours, but then again, Longan and Lychee are related and I don't know what Lychee leaves look like.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Dec 30, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Hi Rainbow,
I tried googling leaves of both but didn't still couldn't figure them out. Thanks for your help. I guess we'll have to wait for blooms/fruit to develop.
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 30, 2015 9:52 PM CST
You're welcome, Piksihk! Smiling
Name: Yan H
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huang049
Apr 4, 2016 11:33 AM CST
I think it's Longan, Lychee 's leaves are smaller, and the plant itself will stay small. We had them both growing everywhere in my home town.seeding will take a longtime to put out any fruit.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Apr 5, 2016 1:40 PM CST
Thanks, Yan.
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Name: Yan H
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huang049
Apr 5, 2016 2:08 PM CST
you are welcome! I wish we can grow them in Maryland too.

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