Native tree that inhabits the warm forests of Chile and Argentina. It grows from the Valparaíso region to the Los Lagos region. Its wood has many uses and is appreciated for its durability and hardness.
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Maximum height size 50 meters.
Slow growth rate.
To full sun, without any protection. flat parts or slopes with northern exposure. or also some shade. with some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.
It resists low temperatures (-8°c), it can tolerate occasional snowfall and snow cover for a couple of weeks a year.
Areas with constant rainfall, over 1500 mm of annual rainfall, short dry periods are possible but do not last more than 1 month.
Moderately light to heavy soils, depth equal to or greater than 0.50 mt, with good, moderate or excessive drainage, acid to neutral pH (5.0-6.9).
Wood, firewood, ornamental, honey interest.
From the province of Colchagua (O'Higgins Region) to the province of Llanquihue (Los Lagos Region), in both mountain ranges and also in the central valley, between 100 and 2000 m.a.s.l.