It is a small tree endemic to Chile that grows between the regions of Coquimbo and Araucania. It flowers in spring, from September to December. It can be planted in dry and warm places, as it has a wide range of adaptation.
No Mma. information.
Size 15 meters high.
Very slow growth rate.
August to December.
Fully exposed to sun, flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.
Resists temperatures of -8°c, can tolerate occasional snowfall.
In secano with 400-800 mm annual rainfall concentrated in winter, without rain for 3-5 months.
Firewood or charcoal, of melliferous interest.
From the province of Limarí (IV Region) to Biobío (VIII Region) in the foothills and ravines of the coastal and Andean foothills, up to 1800 m.a.sl.
It is associated with litre lithrea caustica, quillay quillaja saponaria, boldo peumus boldus, huingan schinus polygama, espino acacia caven, maitén maytenus boaria.