An attractive and rare sub tropical fruit tree that bears a luscious red fruit, the Lychee originated over 2000 years ago. first in the north tropical rainforests and mountain forests of Southern China, where it is a dominant tree species. There are still villages in Southern China today with Lychee trees that are over 1000 years old! Chinese emperors valued the Lychee for its sweetness, so much so that they came to represent royalty and love. The scent, however, is citrus and fresh, fruity, but without being sweet.