Capparis spinosa - Plant

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Caper, Caperbush, Common caperbush, Spiny caperbush
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Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers.

Common name: Caper, Caperbush, Common caperbush, Spiny caperbush
Color: purple
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

Care:
  • 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.


Special Feature:
Interesting flowering shrub for dry sunny areas of the landscape. Source of culinary capers. Infrequently grown in U.S. gardens.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.


Note:
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.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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