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Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree

Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree)

A young Dragon tree growing in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo
taken June 22, 209.

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A dracaena? really is an interesting specimen. I had an opuntia as a house plant many years ago...

25 Jun, 2009



This is a very small specimen...these trees grow very tall and large in time. There's many very large specimens around town...that are close to 50 feet / 16 meters tall. I've posted some larger ones in the past. If you do a search Dracaena draco, I think they will come up on GoY .

26 Jun, 2009


Love it.

26 Jun, 2009




26 Jun, 2009


Young tree ~ you'll be a big dragon one day...:o)

26 Jun, 2009



Yes, it will...when I'm six feet under. lol.
It is still unknow if these trees live hundreds
up to 650 years or thousands of years up to
5,000 years by some sources. My feeling is
that they can live over 2,000 years...however,
it is difficult to document so many years on
one tree.

Luckily there's many large ones around to
enjoy now. : > )

26 Jun, 2009


I wonder who planted the large dragon trees which you see ....
and when.... :o)

26 Jun, 2009



From what I've read the Padres during the Mission Days brought Canary Island Palms and the Dragon trees and a few other plants.

Dragon trees, Canary Island Palms and Olive trees are commonly planted at most Missions in California.

27 Jun, 2009


That's interesting.. Thank you. :o)

27 Jun, 2009

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