It is a native tree of the Andean Patagonian forest that is distributed between the regions of O’Higgins and Magallanes. It grows mainly in thin soils and with low temperatures almost all year round. The wood of this tree is mainly used for firewood.
Maximum size: 10 to 25 meters.
Growth rate: Fast.
Unshowy greenish-yellow flower.
To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.
Resists temperatures down to -15°c (even -20°c). It can be covered for months (1 to 8) by snow.
Areas with constant rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.
It grows in poor quality, flooded soils.
Ornamental, sometimes as fuel.
From the Maule region to the Magallanes region, from 500 – 2000 ma.s.l.