Litchi chinensis is a slow-growing, evergreen tree species from the Sapindaceae family. It is commonly known by the name Lychee or Lychee Tree. They are tall, attractive specimens with dark glossy leaves. Flowers are cream-yellow and starry in appearance from multiple stamens. The Litchi 'Mauritius' is a popular cultivar and a must for every edible landscape. It forms a handsome, dark green, rounded canopy of evergreen leaves, as well as producing small brown-red fruits with a rough textured, bumpy skin and aromatic white flesh. This fruit, which is enjoyed by many, is easily peeled to reveal a sweet and juicy interior surrounding a large, glossy, brown seed. Litchi 'Mauritius' is the most dominant variety grown in South Africa. This plant is used mainly in culinary applications but also makes a spectacular ornamental specimen plant for large spaces.