It is a native tree can be found in the humid forests of central Chile. It has bright green leaves and aromatic, dense foliage and dark green color. It requires a lot of water for its slow growth.
Size of 7 meters high.
Medium growth speed
September- January, occasionally it can present flowers in the middle of winter.
Violet and intense violet blue fruit.
Expose to shade. pronounced slopes with southern exposure, deep precipices, or protection by a dense layer of vegetation under large trees.
It resists down to -8°c, and can tolerate up to 2 weeks of snow per year.
Areas with constant rainfall, it does not tolerate drought for more than one month.
It can grow in dry and not very fertile soils, with good drainage and neutral to acid pH.
In Chile, from the province of Limarí (IV region) to the province of Aysén (xi region), from the coastal mountain range to the Andean foothills, up to 950 m.a.s.l.