It is a fruit tree that stays green during the entire year and grows in the warm forests of Chile. It can adapt to different climates and soils and has the ability to resist frost. Its fruit, the hazelnut, is an edible black nut.
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Size 18 meters.
Rapid growth rate.
White flowers, red fruits.
Expose to some shade with a little protection from the sun by thin vegetation, rocks, etc. Shade on slopes with southern exposure, in deep ravines, or protection by a dense layer of vegetation under large trees.
Resists down to -12 °c.
Does not tolerate drought, no more than 1 month without rainfall. tolerates waterlogging moderately. Requires regular watering throughout the year.
Varied soil conditions.
Ornamental, wood, medicinal, edible fruits, melliferous.
From the province of Curicó (VII region) to the Guaytecas islands (XI region), especially in the foothills of both mountain ranges from 0 to 2000 m.a.s.l.
With other rainforest species.