Popular trees you can grow with a Bios Urn in South America

Want to use a Bios Urn in South America, but are unsure about which tree to use? We´ve got you covered.  We´ll be posting a few posts about tree species compatible in different zones and throughout different parts of the world. In this post, we´ll be focusing on  South America, and the best native or common tree species we recommend. Using the Köppen Climate Classification system, can help  analyze the world’s climates and choose the most appropriate trees for specific locations.

Currently, we recommend acquiring a Bios Urn without a seed when shipping to countries in South America, and acquiring native seeds from within your country.


(hardiness zones 8-10)

Argentina has wonderful climate diversity, and is home to both subtropical and sub-polar climates. Jacaranda is a very common tree and many trees which work in Argentina, also work well in Brazil.

  • – Jacaranda
  • – Palo Borracho
  • – La Tipa
  • – Gomero
  • – Southern Beech or Lenga Beech
  • – Aspidosperma polyneuron
  • – Cockspur coral tree
  • – Nothofagus pumilio


(hardiness zones 9-11)

Brazil is diverse in its climate as well, and ranges from tropical savannahs to forests. Brazil is also home to many climates as well. There is no dry season that exists in Brazil. Brazil hosts five different climatic zones: Equatorial, tropical, semiarid, highland tropical, temperate, and subtropical.

  • – Jacaranda
  • – Swietenia Mahogany
  • – Golden Trumpet Tree
  • – Cabbage tree/bark
  • – Tipuana tree
  • – Shortleaf fig


(hardiness zones 9-11)

Chile a large and vast land which is characterized by its geographical wonders.  Generally, Chile is divided into three zones: the desert regions in Northern Chile, central Chile, and the humid provinces in Southern Chile. Chile is home to much less flora than its neighboring countries.

  • – Radal tree
  • – Southern Beech
  • – Lenga Beech
  • – Chilean Firebush
  • – Northern acorn tree
  • – Chilean cedar
  • – Chilean pine


(hardiness zone 9-11)

Colombia has rainforests, savannas, deserts, and mountain climates. 10% of tree species in the world live in or are from Colombia. Colombia is also known to have the largest amount of endemic species naturally occurring in the world.

  • – Colombian Oak
  • – Mexican Ash
  • – Mountain Spanish Cedar
  • – Brush Holly
  • – Yellow Trumpet Flower
  • – Encenillo tree
  • – Pekea Nut tree


(hardiness zone 8-11)

Mexico is located between the U.S. and Central America. It has a beautiful range of flora and diversity, which can be seen in its jungles, deserts, mountains and beaches. Most of Mexico is located in zones 9-11.

  • – Avocado Tree
  • – Jacaranda Tree
  • – Bay Cedar
  • – Acacia tree
  • – Mexican Magnolia
  • – Weeping Juniper
  • – Net Leaf Oak
  • – Mexican Yew
  • – Mexican Sycamore

If you would like some recommendations based on your country, city, or town – please contact us and we can assist you with some recommendations. Do you have any suggestions to add to this list? Drop them below in our comment section.


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