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Aotus ericoides

Genus Species: Aotus ericoides

Common / Product Name: Common Aotus

Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)

Available Sizes
14cm

Height x Width: 1.3 – 2m x .75 – 1.5m

Pruning: Light annually

Frost Tolerance: Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance: Low

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen:

Flowering: starts: Late Spring / ends: Early Summer

Flower Colour: Yellow pea flowers with dark reddish centre

Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods once established and survives as an under-story plant with larger plants to protect from frost.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.

Fertilising: No fertilizer.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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