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Escallonia revoluta

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Description

It is a small endemic tree that grows in rivers and estuaries from the IV to the X region. It always grows in very humid areas. It is highly valued for its beautiful evergreen foliage and its very aromatic flowers. In addition, it produces a nectar that can be used for beekeeping.

State of conservation

No information

Division

Magnoliophyta

Order

Rosebushes

Family

Saxifragaceae

Foliar regimen

Perennial

Growth

Maximum size: 10 meters

Rate of growth: Slow.

Blooming time

December – April.

Flower color

White

Sun exposure

Some shade with some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc. To shade on steep south-facing slopes, or deep ravines. With protection by dense layer of vegetation under large trees.

Temperature

Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.

Hydric regimen

Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month

Type of soil
Uses

Ornamental

Distribution

From the Coquimbo Region to the Los Lagos Region.

Habitat and association

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