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Dracaena draco/Dragon Tree

Dracaena draco / Dracaena draco
Specimen tree growing in San Diego, CA
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Specimen tree growing in San Diego, CA

Specimen tree growing in a Southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Dracaena draco
Common Name: Dragon Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This species known as the dragon tree, is a vulnerable plant and a spectacular tree when mature. It only reaches maturity where it doesn't freeze and is a very slow grower. Endemic to the arid, rocky mountain areas in the Canary Islands it can only be grown to maturity in zones 10 and 11. Can live for up to 400+ years.