It is an arboreal species from South America that inhabits the north/central zone of Chile. It generally grows between 500 and 2500 m.a.s.l. Striking due to its high resistance to dry and adverse conditions, and for its abundant yellow blooming.
Semi-deciduous (loses leaves in enormously cold winters)
Size: from 3 to 12 meters
Fast growing rate: grows up to 2 meters in 18 months.
September – December
Whitish-green and yellowish flowers
Directly exposed to the sun without protection in plane parts or north exposed hillsides.
It does not tolerate cold periods.
Secano, from areas where dry periods without rainfall last from 3 to 5 months and rainfall reaches 400 to 800 mm yearly, concentrating in winter, to areas where dry periods without rainfall last from 6 to 8 months and rainfall reaches 100 to 300 mm yearly, concentrating in winter. High tolerance to droughts, ocasional irrigations.
Tolerates saline, poorly dried, well dried, sandy stony and rocky soils.
Ornamental for urban usage and windbreaker screen, firewood, and in the construction area, as forage.
From the Copiapo province (Atacama region) to the Colchagua province (O’higgins region). Present from the coastal mountain range to the beginning of the Andes mountain range.