Native tree that grows between the regions of Maule and Los Rios. It grows in both mountain ranges, preferably in shadows. It is a species adapted to low temperatures, and its wood is considered one of the best in Chile.
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Maximum height size 40 meters.
Slow growth rate.
October to December
In the shade. On steep slopes with southern exposure, deep ravines.
It 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 secano areas, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months, reaching 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.
Moderately light to moderately heavy soils, depth equal to or greater than 0.50 mt, with good, moderate or excessive drainage, acid to neutral pH (4.5-70).
From the south of the province of Curicó (Maule region) to the province of Valdivia (Los Ríos region). It grows in both mountain ranges, from 400-1200 m.a.s.l.
Associated with nothofagus dombeyi, nothofagus obliqua, podocarpus saligna and eucryphia cordifolia.