It is endemic to Chile and Argentina. It is an evergreen tree, 3 to 5 m high, has flexible, thin, long branches. It grows in the temperate forest in the shade and in clearings. It is widely used as an ornamental.
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Maximum height size 5 meters.
Rapid growth rate.
Expose to shade or semi-shade, steep slopes with southern exposure.
Resists temperatures of -8°c.
It grows in water or is found with its roots within a permanent watercourse. It corresponds to meadows, watercourses, lake edges, swamps.
In areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible, but do not last more than 1 month.
Good drainage, acidic pH soils.
From Biobío Region to Aysén Region.
Coastal mountain range 800-2000 m.a.s.l