Common Names: Arrayan, Palo colorado
Type: Evergreen shrub or tree
Size: 6 to 8 ft. high and wide; can reach 20 ft. or more.
Flowers: White to pink .5 in. flowers, late summer to early fall, followed by purple berries; dark green oval leaves. Bark turns striking cinnamon color with age.
Uses: Striking accent tree with its shaping possibilities, color, screen.
Wildlife: Bee pollinated. Attracts birds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety if well-drained.
Water: Low to medium.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune to keep open and show branching structure and attractive bark.
Pests & Diseases: Generally pest and disease free.
Notes: Comes from the lower part of central Chile along the coast with climate similar to San Francisco north. Berries (edible) used by native peoples in Chile. Hardy to 20° F.