The Dragon Tree ‘Dracena draco’ is a plant originally from the Canary Islands ( the Canary Islands Dragon Tree).
Popular with landscapers due its dramatic form that makes a it great specimen tree.
Smaller trees are readily available for sale, larger specimens can be expensive because of the slow growing nature or the tree.
Adaptable in that they grow well in cooler climates as well as warmer area, and thus are popular from Melbourne to Brisbane, across to Perth.
Dragon Trees can make a great decorative feature tree, with its spiky foliage a hardy long living tree, with some specimens hundreds or years old. Dracaena marginata is the ‘Red Edged Dragon Tree’.
Care and Uses
Dracaena Draco is drought tolerant once established and its strong architectural qualities make it popular with landscape designers.
Draceana Draco or Dragon Tree (picture right) is a slow growing tree that requires full sun, a mature Dragon Tree can reach 10-12m with an umbrella-shaped canopy.
Specimens are available with both single and multiple crowns, they do create very different effects in the landscape. A multi crowned tree can look great as a feature, single crowns can look good planted in groups. All will become multi crowned as they age.
The very thick trunk and the spiky strap leafed foliage give the Dragon Tree a look of its own. A excellent alternative to palm trees.
Trees will produce flowers in time, followed by masses of seeds carried high above the foliage. (see picture right)
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) for sale in Australia
In Melbourne Try
327 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Large range of water features, succulents, general plant lines, pots, statues, garden ornaments and water tanks. Mobile: 0434-253 375
In Brisbane and Gold Coast Try
300 Oxley Drive Coombabah QLD 4216
Located on the north end of the Gold Coast at Runaway Bay. The 6 acre site is home to Queensland's biggest & best garden centre. Selling in volume direct to the public. Focus on top quality both in our plant & pot ranges.
20 Swan Street, Lara, Vic. 3212 Contact: Ph/Fax: (03) 5282 8704
Mail Order and Retail NurseryCacti and succulents. Wide range of trees, palms, ferns, shrubs & perennials.
PARADISE DISTRIBUTORS – 07 5441 5921