dragontree Agavaceae Dracaena
draco (L.) L. symbol: DRDR3
Leaf: Evergreen, stiff but flexible, numerous at the ends of the very stout branches, 2 feet long and 1 1/2 inches wide inches long, sharp pointed tip, gray-green.
Flower: Small and bell-shaped, creamy yellow-white, crowded on upright branched clusters to 2 feet tall, appearing early summer.
Fruit: Fleshy, orange, 1/2 inch in diameter.
Bark: Initially smooth and gray, becoming scaly.
Form: Heavily branched with a very stout trunk, commonly to 20 feet (reaching 60), often with a crown spread twice the height.
Additional Range Information: Dracaena draco is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)