Quadrella jamaicensis

Jamaica Caper-tree

Brassicaeae

Also known as Capparis cynophallophora

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance

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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Neutral to calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Attracts birds

Insects:
  

  • Attracts various pollinators.
  • Larval host plant for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterflies.

Native Habitats:Dry sites. Coastal hammocks. Disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Flowers open white and rapidly turn pink.