Makes a striking bold addition to any dry garden
Very slow growing
The specimen in back is approx 10 years old
The plant in front is the same species but much younger
Draco is a slow grower and takes 10 years to reach about 5-6' with masses of blue-green leaves.
As the old leaves die the stem gradually unveils with a scaly pattern.
At about 15 years of age the stem stops growing and produces a flower spike with white, lily- like perfumed flowers, followed by coral berries
Soon a crown of buds appears and draco starts branching.
Each branch makes its own flowers and re-branches, so a mature plant gets its stunning, umbrella-like habit