SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Fairly drought tolerant.
Native to Chile and Argentina.
Additional Common Names
CHILEAN LUMA, ORANGE-BARK MYRTLE
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oval, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Pink or White.. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black or Mostly Blue Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Edible.
Bark Striking Red Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Luma apiculata Tree Record." 1995-2019. Apr 19, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/luma-apiculata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI