It is an evergreen tree species, native to Chile, found from the Valdivia province to the province of Ultima Esperanza. This species can be confused with the COIGÜE because of its great similarity. Its wood is yellowish white, and is often used in the construction of furniture and houses.
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Size 30 meters maximum height.
Medium growth rate.
It starts between September and October.
The flowers are barely visible because they are green and measure less than 5 mm.
Expose to some shade or shade on steep slopes or ravines with southern exposure.
It resists temperatures down to -15°c (even -20°c). It can be covered for months (1 to 8) by snow.
Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.
It adapts to a wide range of soils ranging from deep, well-drained soils to thin, rocky soils with intermittent flooding throughout the year, including recent volcanic deposits.
From the province of Colchagua (VI region) to the province of Aysén (XI region), 800 to 1000 m.a.s.l.
Associated with coyán (nothofagus oblicua), raulí (nothofagus alpina), triwe (laurelia sempervirens), tique (aextoxicun punctatun), mañio (podocarpus salignus).