Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction Pollen may cause allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Dark/Black Aromatic
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Nov 27, 2012, LostinCanada from Vancouver Canada wrote:
I was looking for an attractive, low-maintenance evergreen to plant x 2 whiskey barrel (halves) at the end of my driveway. Found two attractive Black Dragons at a local nursery and figured they would look great, especially with Christmas lights.
I'm extremely pleased with my choice! For the record no fungus present, but one of the two trees I chose from the three available came with resident spider/web. I figured this was an added bonus to keep pests away and so far no regrets!
On Aug 27, 2010, GwenG from Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I inherited this plant in the landscape of my new home. I've only recently discovered what it is. My tree has had a very ugly looking fungus or mold and it's covered with spider webs. It's been this way for several years now, but whatever it is, it hasn't killed the tree.
Also, mine is tall and straggly, with gaps between the limbs. I would love a prettier cone shape. Any hints on how to make it prettier?
On Jul 1, 2006, arthurb3 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I purchased a 2 foot tall specimen I found in the clearance section at my local Lowe's for $10. It has grown about 5 inches and survived two tropical storms with no problems. I planted it in the front yard hoping that it will become a nice little tree-and hopfully will look great at Christmas with a few stings of lights on it!
On Jan 6, 2005, robmill3r from Woodstock, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Beautiful texture, upright habit, have 2 specimens 5'-6' tall x 2' wide, were very dense, but now open branched because of recent spider mite infestation. I like the new form better, and improved air circulation should help prevent future infestations. Have seen as tall as 9' in nursery, do not know how tall this plant can get.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Haskell, Arkansas Maumelle, Arkansas Albany, Georgia Alpharetta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Gresham Park, Georgia Woodstock, Georgia Keota, Iowa Broeck Pointe, Kentucky Larchmont, New York Jaars, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Wake Forest, North Carolina Portland, Oregon Doylestown, Pennsylvania Lawnton, Pennsylvania Lima, Pennsylvania Mount Joy, Pennsylvania Okatie, South Carolina Clarksville, Tennessee Stewart, Tennessee Linden, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Stuarts Draft, Virginia Bainbridge Island, Washington Ridgefield, Washington