Nothofagus dombeyi

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It is an evergreen tree that grows in central and southern Chile, between the VI and XII region. It grows in places at sea level and up to 1200 meters above sea level in the Andes. This leafy tree with dark brown-gray bark, has a light yellow wood that is widely used in carpentry and as firewood.

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Maximum height size 40 meters.

Rapid 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).

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