Following the path from the Britannia intersection into the park, on your left is a beautiful specimen of Dragon Tree.

Native to the Canary Islands, they can have very long lives. One specimen in the Canary Islands, destroyed by a storm in 1868, was claimed to be about 6,000 years old.

It's said that a Dragon Tree, from a straight trunk, will flower and produce a new ring of branches every ten years. Perhaps you can count the number of branching points from trunk to canopy and guess this one’s age?


Spoken description - Dragon tree
Creator: Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association
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