Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree is an amazingly beautiful architectural plant often grown as a feature/specimen tree by discerning horticultural experts (this species features in many of the most famous Botanical Gardens in the world). Mature plants of Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree produce spectacular lily-like fragrant white flowers, followed by coloured berries which make a spectacular display. Many millions of years ago, this ancient species inhabited much of the northern hemisphere, however these days is only native to the Canary Islands. In historical times, the sap of the plant was used as a resin for staining violins the famous reddish colour, however these days the plant is grown more for its aesthetic appeal, the strappy leaves on rugged multi-branched ash-coloured stems, are hard to beat. The hardy nature of Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree makes it a perfect variety to bonsai, particularly given plant of this variety are generally very long-lived. The bright red flowering plants underneath the Dracaena tree, are Canna Indica plants and provide a sophisticated contrast in both colour and texture. Common names for Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree include, Drago, Canary Island Dragon Tree, Dragon Blood Tree.
Advantages of Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree
Beautiful architectural plant
Lily-like perfumed flowers
Long-lived specimen tree
Hardy and easy to grow
5m+ height at maturity (however very slow growing)
As this is a specimen tree, spacings of greater than 3m are advisable
Only quite mature plants generally flower
Suitable for part-shade and full sun
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Perennial plant requiring 10+ years to be fully mature
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
I would like to recommend this supplier for the ease and the speed of the Mailing of the Seeds I purchased from them !
I have lost my collection of 30 Year old Dragon trees and much more in the November fires and was looking at the size of the task to source seeds as I love growing from seed !
When I found their site online and ordered on a Sunday it was here by Wednesday !
Seeds were excellant !
Looking forward to purchasing other varieties of plants from their range !
Geoff Teys (NSW)
Dracaena Draco seeds to Tasmania
In Sydney I have a mature Dracaena Draco tree that fruit and I grow from the seeds. I cannot take these seeds legally into Tasmania. Although climatic conditions in Tasmania are no conducive to growing Draco's I thought Id give it a go.
I followed the instruction. They are currently in a sunroom in a seed germinator. Once germinated I will move to a hothouse
They haven't sprouted yet and realise from experience this may take sometime.
Anyway pleased with the product and if they don't sprout it was just an experiment only. I have not seen Dracaena Draco growing anywhere in Tasmania.
I will return to Climbing Fig for future seed purchases.