Prumnopitys andina is an evergreen tree that originates in south-central Chile and some parts of Argentina, where it grows on the Andean slopes. It prefers somewhat wet soils.
Prumnopitys andina is well suited for hedges or as a solitary plant. It will grow will in European climates. Prumnopitys andina produce tasty fruits that are eaten by Native Americans. They are eaten raw or made into a marmalade.