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Dracaena marginata - Madagascar Dragon Tree


Dracaena marginata - Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata - Madagascar Dragon Tree)

This gigantic Madagascar Dragon tree was blooming in Point Loma, San Diego, CA. This Dracaena must be around 25 feet/ 7.6 meters tall with about the same width.



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Nice to see this full size, so many of them as little juveniles in homes.

25 Mar, 2010

 

GT:

Yes, they are commonly sold as houseplants. Here they are very widely used as landscape shrubs or trees because of their drought tolerance.

26 Mar, 2010

 

Smart planting. They are tough things aren't they?

26 Mar, 2010

 

GT:

They're very tough...however, not hardy to cold at all.

26 Mar, 2010

 

Both of mine are maybe half a metre now!

26 Mar, 2010

 

Meanie:

Meanie:

In a pot they can grow to 8 feet / 2.5 meters tall in time

They grow relatively slow in a pot...however, in the ground they ground a little faster.

27 Mar, 2010

 

Four foot would be enough I think. I have a Marginata & a Bicolour.
I bought the Marginata in November & it has really grown over the winter in the conservatory. Your comment about drought tolerance was interesting as I've kept it pretty dry.

27 Mar, 2010

 

Meanie:

Just on my street there's many dozen trees...they don't seem to receive any water at all during summer and thrive. They live on the little rain we receive in winter.

27 Mar, 2010

 

thats huge....

13 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, it was full, also. They can grow pretty tall, but take a long time to fill out.

14 Mar, 2013



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