Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Dragon Tree Story

This exotic tree is over 100 years old, and was a backdrop in the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like it Hot, filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado in 1958.  Some like it Hot is such a fun weekend movie, why not watch it and look for this unusual tree!?

The Dragon Tree is native to the Canary Islands, but has taken nicely to our Southern California weather.


  1. My mother has two of these trees on her property and her home was built in the late 1920's. We were told that Kate Sessions brought the seeds to her San Diego nursery after visiting the Canary Islands. Interesting story! Enjoying sifting through your photos...


  2. The Dragon Tree reminds me of New Zealand's Cabbage Tree.

    Totally bizarre to someone like me, from the midwest. So different, I love it!