Native to southern Chile and Argentina. Slender tree grows to 25 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide; distinguished chiefly by its attractive foliage and dignified presence. Stems and branches, which tend to droop gracefully, have aromatic, mahogany red bark. Leathery, fragrant, bright green leaves are elliptical, 5–10 in. long. Small clusters of jasmine-scented, inch-wide, creamy white flowers appear in winter and spring.
The tree is usually multistemmed but is easily trained to a single trunk. It may require pruning from time to time to maintain a pleasingly symmetrical outline. Provide a frost-sheltered location in Zones 5–7. Requires good drainage.
D. winteri andina (D. andina) is dwarf, growing slowly to about 3 ft. tall and wide.
Often sold as Senecio greyi. Bushy, mounding plant to 4–5 ft. high, 6 ft. or more wide....
Grows to 12–20 ft. tall, 15–20 ft. wide; can be trained as a small tree. Big (2–3-in...
Grows to 6 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide. Narrow and textured 2-in. leaves. Bright blue flowers with red bracts...