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Litrecillo, Muchi, Laura

Schinus montanus

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Description

It is a species of evergreen bush that makes up the sclerophyllous forest, which covers the central zone of Chile. It can be found between the region of Valparaíso and O’Higgins. It grows in the foothills of La Costa and Los Andes, both in the shade and in the sun.

State of conservation

No MMA information

Division

Sapindales

Order

Anacardiaceae

Family

Salicaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum height size 5 meters.

Slow growth rate.

Blooming time

From spring to summer

Flower color

White

Sun exposure

Fully exposed to sun, flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. Also to some shade.

Temperature

It resists low temperatures (-8°c), also can tolerate occasional snowfall and snow cover for a couple of weeks a year.

Hydric regimen

Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.

Type of soil
Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From the Valparaíso region to the O’higgins region, over 1200 m.a.s.l. to 2000 m.a.s.l.

Habitat and association

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