Cynophalla flexuosa

Limber Caper, Bay-leaved Caper, Bay-leaved Capertree

Brassicaeae

Also known as Capparis flexuosa

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:White,red,green
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Fruits eaten by birds.

Insects:
 

Larval host for Florida White (Appias drusilla) and Great Southern White (Ascia monuste).

Native Habitats:Dry sites. Coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Night blooming, fragrant.