It is an evergreen bush endemic to central-southern Chile. It grows between the Valparaíso and Araucanía regions, and is used as an ornamental because of its abundant flowering.
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Maximum height size 3 meters.
Medium growth rate.
Late winter to December.
To some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.
Resists temperatures of -8°c.
Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.
13 Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.
Generally in degraded soils.
Ornamental, medicinal and to recover degraded soils.
From the province of Choapa (Coquimbo region) to the province of Malleco (Araucanía region), from 2000 m.a.s.l. in the foothills of the pre-mountain range.