It grows in warm forests of Chile and Argentina, especially along watercourses. In Chile it is distributed from the Valparaíso Region to the Aysén Region. It tends to grow as a very branched bush, but in certain places there are forests where they reach up to 20 meters in height.
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Size 20 meters.
Relatively fast growth rate.
Major flowering between January – May.
Expose to some shade. with some protection from the sun by thin vegetation, rocks, etc.
It resists occasional frosts (temperatures down to -5°c), it does not resist snow.
It grows in very humid soils, such as riverbanks and lakes, where it even appears submerged.
Moist soils, neutral pH.
Ornamental, edible, wood, honey species.
In Chile it grows between the province of Elqui (IV region) and the province of Aysén (XI region), in both mountain ranges and in the central valley, from almost sea level to 1000 m.a.s.l.
In the Valdivian forest it is associated with eucryphia cordifolia, gevuina avellana, laurelia sempervirens, drimys winteri, lomatia ferruginea, weinmannia trichosperma and nothofagus dombeyi.