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Longan
Scientific Name: Euphoria longan (Lour.) Steud.
Synonym:
Family: Sapindaceae
Longan (Euphoria  longan) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, protect on coldest nights, hardy to 24F (-4C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: China

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, layer or grafting.


The Longan is a fruit from China that bears considerable resemblance to the Lychee. It is more vigorous in growth than the lychee, has larger leaves and brownish, woolly twigs. It is also considerably more cold resistant.

Longan (Euphoria  longan)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The reddish fruit is 0.5 to 0.75 inch in diameter (1.2 to 2 cm) and has a thin layer of edible pulp surrounding the seed. The flavor is somewhat inferior to the lychee.


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