It is a tree species endemic to Chile and Argentina, which is threatened by habitat loss. This evergreen tree is distributed in the regions of Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos.
LC (from Maule Region to the south), VU (O’Higgins Region to the north)
Maximum size: 30 meters.
Rate of growth: Slow.
From September to January.
Expose to some shade
Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.
Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but it does not last more than 1 month.
Humid and deep soils.
Province of Quillota (Valparaíso region) to Chiloé (Los Lagos region) up to 900 ma.s.l.
Cryptocaria Alba, Peumus Boldus, Laurelia Sempervirens, Laureliopsis Philippiana, Weinmannia Trichosperma, Drimys Winteri, Lomatia Ferruginea, Lomatia Hirsuta.