This medium-sized, leafy bush is abundant in central Chile and Argentina. It inhabits arid and degraded lands, both in the Coastal Cordillera and in the Andes, between the regions of Atacama and Araucania. Of great ornamental value, with evergreen foliage and beautiful white flowers.
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January – March.
To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.
Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.
Secano, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400 – 800 mm per year, concentrated in winter, or to dryland areas, where the dry period without rainfall lasts 6 – 10 months. Rainfall reaches 100 – 300 mm per year, concentrated in winter.
Arid and degraded lands.
Ornamental and medicinal.
From the Atacama Region to the Araucanía Region, in both mountain ranges, from 500 -2000 m.a.s.l.