Lychee Hak Ip

The Gardenisto | December 16, 2013

Lychee Hak Ip Leaf

The Hak Ip Lychee is a preferred cultivar for its consistently productive nature, small seed, and great flavor. The Hak Ip lychee is also a fairly stable plant for home gardens in California, Florida, and similar climates. Hak Ip, meaning ‘Black Leaf’ in Chinese, refers to the plants dark green, to almost black colored leaves. Like many lychee varieties, propagation is typically done through air layering.

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