It is a small evergreen tree that grows in the temperate forests of Chile and Argentina. This species grows in a great diversity of environments, from the Maule region to Magallanes. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Maximum size: 10 meters.
Growth rate: Fast.
To full sun, flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. Some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.
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, or also in secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months, reaching 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.
Sandy, light and humid soils.
Ornamental, wood, medicinal.
From the Maule region to the Magallanes region.