Height 25-35'; Spread 15'
Slow to moderate
Evergreen; weeping form; moderate canopy.
Apple-green, serrated, oval leaves, 1" long, lacy in appearance. Occasional partial leaf drop after bloom.
Tiny greenish flowers in clusters, bloom April-May.
Small, hard orange seed capsules form in summer.
Rough, charcoal-gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
High. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Removal of root suckers. Sidewalk clean-up during seed capsule drop.
Drought (once established), any soil, fog.
- Special Considerations:
4'x4' basin recommended. Prefers sun and space. Needs good drainage. Does not tolerate strong or gusty winds. Can be susceptible to aphids during bloom.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Central Chile. Has beautiful, weeping form.