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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dragon Tree

Dracaema Draco, agavaceae

 

—Hotel Del Coronado —

 
Dragon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 14, 2009
1. Dragon Tree Marker
Inscription. Native to the Canary Islands this unusual tree was planted at The Del prior to the turn of the century where it thrives in our temperate southern California coastal climate.

The Dragon Tree was used as a backdrop in the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot, which was filmed at The Del in 1958.
 
Location. 32° 40.8′ N, 117° 10.68′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Orange Avenue. Touch for map. The marker and tree are located on the grounds of the Hotel del Coronado. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christmas Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oxford (about 600 feet away); Hotel del Coronado (about 600 feet away); J.D. Spreckels House - 1908 (about 700 feet away); Carey-Hizar House (approx. ¼ mile away); J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Mann House - 1926 (approx. ¼ mile away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
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Dragon Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 14, 2009
2. Dragon Tree and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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