Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dracaena draco.. dragon tree.



In the wee small hours on the 18th November this year before the city was awake, a 70 year old dragon tree was relocated to it's new home in Kings Park Botanical Gardens. It was donated to the gardens when the land it was growing on was cleared for building. I haven't seen it yet but should imagine at 10mtrs tall and 7mtrs wide it will be an impressive sight.. will check it out next visit! This beautiful specimen here is in my sister's back garden. It's about 10 years old and has just finished flowering, if you pull the top shot in you can see where the branches are beginning to form. The dragon tree is in good company next to a mature cactus, a frangipani, canna lilies and the extremely rare 'flag plant' :) (next door!) Of course I was taking these shots at midday, the worst time! Hope you're having a good week, take care and stay safe..


35 comments:

  1. A spectacular tree. I'd gladly drag one of these dragon tree home!

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  2. Dragon Trees fascinate me. They're my favorite in the cactus family. I tried growing one from a cutting a friend gave me and killed it : (. I'm impressed that your sister's tree is only ten years old. It's got some significant growth going on.

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  3. I love these plants. What a beautiful specimen!

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  4. What a beautiful tree!! I've never seen one like it!! And your captures are superb as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty -- as always!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  5. Quite different from the trees we're used to here in the eastern U. S.

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  6. I had to go to the Desert Botanical Garden site to see if they might have a dragon tree but they don't. I did find that it is on their plans for the future. What a magnificent tree! The pictures I saw on Google were amazing. Of course, I love the giant cactus too!

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  7. Nice looking tree! Is it that, where the dragon fly goes to? ;)

    【ツ】Knipsa

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  8. That's a new one for me, Grace! Your sister's yard looks so tropical!

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  9. Very strange looking plant. To see the larger one in the park will be interesting.

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  10. That tree reminds me of something.....ah yes, my hair when I get out of bed in the morning!

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  11. Lovely collection of trees, especially the red, blue and white one!

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  12. Never heard of a Dragon Tree before.

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  13. That's a beautiful tree. I've never seen anything like it.

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  14. This is quite a tree. It looks like a haircut in the wind.

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  15. That is awesome. I had never seen one before, thanks for sharing it.

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  16. Despite flat midday sun, your dragon tree looks FIERCE!


    "To have peace with this particular life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what waits us, you have to be wiser than I am." M. C. Escher



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  17. Beautiful, Grace - and very patriotic, the second pic!
    I also noticed the typical Australian fence, nothing we have here.

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  18. Love the form of the tree. Looks like a place birds would like to nest.

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  19. Gosh that is a strange tree Grace and a very apt name. Does it breathe fire too!

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  20. I like your approach on the topic. Your article is as interesting as your previous writings. Keep up the good work, thanks a lot.

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  21. That looks very excotic for us to see those in the backyard.

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  22. I love a Dragon tree, they are so sculptural. That cactus next to it is quite impressive too.

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  23. Dragon tree is an apt name. Love the way it looks so wild!

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  24. Good shots for midday.
    Super little tree.

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  25. Nice tree! It seems my hair at morning :D Arianna

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  26. That is a magnificent looking tree Grace! I've never heard of a dragon tree before, much less seen one.

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  27. Love dragon trees!
    As always, I love your photos and narratives Grace.

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