Capparis cynophallophora

Jamaica caper-tree

Brassicaeae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6 to 12 (18) ft    Width: 6-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a specimen plant. Can also be used as a hedge.
Propagation: Seed (scarification required).
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Neutral to calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Larval host for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterflies. Attracts various pollinators.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Coastal hammocks. Disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Flowers open white and rapidly turn pink.