Dracena draco

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One-gallon $10.80

Dracena draco is a beautiful small tree for near frost-free rock, hillside or cactus and succulent gardens. It has a unique inverted cone form when mature.

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Dracena draco

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Asparagus draco, Yucca draco, Dracaena resinifera Salisb.
  • Common Names:  
    Dragon Tree, Sangre de Drago, Dragon's Blood Tree
  • Family:  
    Agavaceae
  • Origin:  
    Dracena draco is native to the Canary Islands where it is now endangered.
  • Size Label:  
    One-gallon
  • Height:  
    15-30'
  • Width:  
    15-25'
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Extreme heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun is best
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant.
  • Maintenance:  
    None.
  • Uses:  
    This is a beautiful small tree for near frost-free rock, hillside or cactus and succulent gardens. It has a unique inverted cone form when mature. It is very striking when used in groups in large landscape gardens and has been planted in many estate gardens in Mediterranean climate zones throughout the world. It can take some salt, sea spray and winds and it also makes a nice potted houseplant in bright indoor light.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be grown from seed or stem cuttings can be rooted in summer.
  • Problems:  
    Root rot in overly wet or poor draining soils
  • Special notes:  
    This slow growing plant eventually grows to become a large, thick-trunked upright branching tree. Branches terminate in a rosette of stiff, sword shaped leaves which are about 2 ft long. Mature plants produce terminal clusters of greenish flowers, followed by round reddish orange fruits. In cultivation dragon tree barely gets 20-30 ft (6-9 m) tall, but in its native habitat 50 ft (15 m) tall specimens are not uncommon. It is very long-lived and some specimens on the Canary Islands are thought to be near 700 years in age. It remains unbranched until it flowers (or is damaged) and then produces two heavy branches on either side of the inflorescence and continues in this fashion every 15 years or so. When a stem is bruised or damaged it will heal the wound with a dark reddish sap. The resin is known as Dragon's Blood and is made into a varnish for violins and other fine wood products; it is also used in some photoengraving processes.