Cynophalla flexuosa

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


Also known as Capparis flexuosa

Plant Specifics

Size:6-12 (25) ft  tall, trailing
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:White,red,green
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms spring-summer.
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:
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



Fruits eaten by birds.


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


General Comments:Night blooming, fragrant.