It is a slow-growing evergreen tree whose place of origin is the south of South America in Chile and Argentina. It is endemic to the temperate forests of southern Chile.
Maximum size: 15 to 25 meters.
Growth rate: Slow.
Ripening strobili from the end of November to December.
Amentiform male flowers and female strobiles.
To some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.
It resists low T° (-8°c), it can tolerate occasional snowfall.
Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.
It lives in humid soils.
From Maule region to Los Lagos region, up to 2000 m.a.s.l.
Nothofagus Dombeyi, Lareliopsis Philippiana, Eucryphia Cordifolia y Weinmannia Trichosperma.