SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Alameda Plazas and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Fairly drought tolerant.
Native to Canary Islands.
A Dracaena draco in Montecito, CA is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 44 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 172 inches and a crown spread of 33 feet.
Additional Common Names
DRAGON TREE, DRAGO
Sword Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 6 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Chartreuse or White.. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 16 - 17 and 21 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Partial Shade.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dracaena draco Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/dracaena-draco >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI