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Image of Griselinia scandens (Yelmo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Griselinia scandens (R. et P.) Taub.
Family:  Cornaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Cornales
Chilean Name:  Yelmo
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0433
About 5 Griselinia in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 1 Cornaceae in Chile and 1 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Griselinia scandens (Yelmo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Griselinia scandens

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Griselinia scandens (Yelmo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Griselinia scandens

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Griselinia scandens (Yelmo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Griselinia scandens

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Griselinia scandens (Yelmo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Griselinia scandens

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Griselinia scandens (Yelmo)

 

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