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Limber Caper, Bay-leaved Caper, Bay-leaved Capertree
Also known as Capparis flexuosa
|Size:||6-12 (25) ft tall, trailing|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms spring-summer.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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|
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
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Night blooming, fragrant.|