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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Dracaena mannii

Dracaena mannii | Small-leaved dragon tree | Evergreen, fast growing tree for a small garden

Dracaena mannii | Small-leaved dragon tree | A tree with a striking form, extraordinary leaves, showy flowers and bright orange fruit | North-east Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Small-leaved dragon tree is recommended for a small garden. Plant it in a large pot if you have a very small garden. This tree makes for a handsome display. It is something out of the ordinary

Dracaena mannii

Small-leaved dragon tree


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It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

clay soil

Small: 5m high; 4m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

no value

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