Cultivation and Uses
Its fruit is appreciated in Chile and Argentina and its flowers are important for honey production. The Chilean Myrtle has medicinal uses for the Mapuche people. It is also kept as bonsai and cultivated in gardens for the contrast of the glossy foliage and slender red stems. It has become naturalised in parts of Ireland and western Great Britain and it has been planted in Spain.
Chilean myrtle trunk in forest
Flowers on a branch
Arrayán in Los Arrayanes National Park.
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