Capparis spinosa - Plant
Common name: Caper, Caperbush, Common caperbush, Spiny caperbush
Bloom time: May to September
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Caper bush grows well in very dry conditions as they come from the Mediterranean, northern Africa and the Middle East, which means they prefer similar conditions to grapes, olives and pistachios. Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey all have commercial caper growing industries.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 40 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The caper bush grows as a low mounding shrub with arching red stems and dark green, semi-succulent leaves.
- The flower buds are edible and if left unpicked they will form pinkish-white flowers that are delicately scented.
Interesting flowering shrub for dry sunny areas of the landscape. Source of culinary capers. Infrequently grown in U.S. gardens.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Buds are often picked daily because the youngest buds have the best quality. Unpicked buds open to flowers which are followed by oblong, multi-seeded, edible fruits known as caperberries.
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