An unusual plant in cultivation; Schinus polygamus when observed on a warm day humming with bees and other pollinating insects deserves to be more widely planted.
Growing through the Andes in full sun and often in soil that is predominantly sand.
Profusely covered in delicate white flowers that as a mass give the tree a yellow appearance are full of nectar. The flowers are dioecious with usually separate male and female plants.
This thirty year old specimen has developed a sturdy trunk with good bark detail. Set against a south facing wall near the Arid land house the evergreen canopy composed of leaves with a simple form now towers above this wall and obviously did not require this protection during the winter months.