​Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco)


Dragon Tree

Dracaena draco

  • Common names include Canary Islands Dragon tree, Drago, Sangre de Drago
  • Very long-lived, some specimens in the Canary Islands are said to be more than a thousand years old!
  • Winner of the distinguished Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • A very ornamental tree that exudes “Dragon’s Blood” (red sap) when cutting
  • Low maintenance

Impress your neighbors, friends, and anyone that happens to catch sight of the Dragon Tree thriving in your landscape! They are native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and western Morocco, and this award-winning evergreen tree is also known by the botanical name, Dracaena draco, and this is a tree unlike any other! You cannot help but be impressed by its umbrella-like appearance, and the thick, long and slender, slightly swollen trunks with stout upright arms that feature rosettes of attractive blue-green leaves. We like to plant this unique tree in beds and borders, succulent gardens, rock gardens and in any spot that could use a plant that is sure to get all the right attention!

The Dracaena Dragon tree thrives in a spot with full sun to partial sun exposures. Once established, this low maintenance dracaena draco plant requires little to moderate water and is drought tolerant. These are a slow growing evergreen trees, so buy as big as you can for that classic Dragon Tree appearance that makes them a dramatic focal point in any yard! No pruning or green thumb needed, just let them grow with very little maintenance!

Palm Paradise is where you will find the big Dragon Tree specimens. After all, we have been custom-growing and nurturing them in our local climate for over 20 years so that we can assure their quality. Visit us today and prepare to be amazed by our collection of rare palms, cycads, trees, and of course, the Dracaena Dragon tree!