This bush or small tree is endemic to the Chilean flora. It grows between the Coquimbo and Ñuble regions, in an altitudinal range between 600-1500 meters above sea level.
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Maximum height size 10 meters.
Rapid growth rate.
Late July – October.
In the shade, on steep slopes with southern exposure.
It resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to approx. -5 °c.
Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.
Areas with constant rainfall, with short dry periods but lasting no more than 1 month.
Stony slopes, humid soils.
From the Coquimbo Region to the province of Ñuble (VIII region), from 540 – 1800 m.a.s.l.
It grows associated with quillay (quillaja saponaria), litre (lithrea caustica), peumo (cryptocarya alba), huingan (schinus polygama).