Cynophalla flexuosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

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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.
Habitats:Dry sites. Coastal hammocks.


Recommended Uses:
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.



Fruits eaten by birds.

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