Dracaena draco

Common Name : Dragon Tree

Plant Description

A hardy sub tropical tree from the Canary Islands. It has succulent straplike pointed leaves, a thick grey smooth trunk and blue-green foliage. It is slow growing and once it reaches its full height is capable of flowering. The flowers are insignificant followed by orange berries. The oldest known dragon tree is approx 650 years old

Plant Specifications

  • Plant UsesA magnificent tree for general garden planting. Ideal for containers when young
  • Water RequirementsDrought tolerant but water the tree frequently enough to keep soil from drying out. However water less in winter to maintain the seasonal pattern of the plants natural habitat. Mist the leaves from time to time also
  • Plant availabilityAvailable now
  • PositionFull sun to part shade
  • Height / WidthWith time can reach 9m high by 9m wide with a trunk up to a metre in diameter. The leaves may grow up to 60cm long and 5cm wide
  • CareAvoid wet, boggy soil. Cut back leggy specimens in spring. Overwatering can lead to rotting of the stem
  • SoilThrives in moist, well drained soil