This endemic bush can be found between the Coquimbo and Ñuble regions. Its branches have numerous thorns, which makes it a useful species for use as a living fence.
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Maximum height size 3 meters.
Medium growth rate.
August to October
In some shade. Some protection from the sun by sparse vegetation, rocks, etc.
Resists occasional, not prolonged frosts down to about -5°c.
Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm per year, concentrated in winter.
Degraded hillside land.
From Coquimbo to the Biobío region in inland valleys, coastal mountain range, from 500 to 2000 m.a.s.l.