dragontree Agavaceae Dracaena draco (L.) L. Listen to the Latin symbol: DRDR3 Other Fact Sheets
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.
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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
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