It is a small evergreen tree native to central and southern Chile. It grows in shady places with abundant humidity. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant, since it produces very showy yellow flowers in abundance in spring. Its wood is used in pieces that must be resistant, as handles of tools, but it is not used in construction nor as firewood.
Maximum size 10 meters.
Rate of growth Medium.
August – October
Grows in shady places
It resists low temperatures (-8°C), it can tolerate occasional snowfall and snow cover for a couple of weeks a year.
It grows in humid places on the banks of swamps, with constant rainfall.
From the province of Petorca (Valparaíso region) to the south of the Palena River (Aysén region) between 5 and 900 m.a.s.l.
Drimys Winteri, Peumus Boldus, Caldcluvia Paniculata, Laurelia Sempervirens, Embothrium Coccineum, Aextoxicon Punctatum and several Myrtaceae.