The plant is best known for the edible flower buds often used as a seasoning, and the fruit,both of which are usually consumed pickled.

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About Capparis spinosa

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Caper, Caperbush, Common caperbush, Spiny caperbush
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour purple
Bloom Time May to September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and 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.

Capparis spinosa 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
Watering Dry to medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 40C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Capparis spinosa special feature

Interesting flowering shrub for dry sunny areas of the landscape. Source of culinary capers. Infrequently grown in U.S. gardens.

Capparis spinosa uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Culinary Use:

  • The plant is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), often used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berries), both of which are usually consumed pickled
  • Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C
  • spinosa for their buds or fruits

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Capparis spinosa ?

Capparis spinosa is commonly known as Caper, Caperbush, Common caperbush, Spiny caperbush

How tall do Capparis spinosa grow?

On average Capparis spinosa grows 2.00 to 3.00 feet

What color are Capparis spinosa ?

A Capparis spinosa plant bears flowers of color purple

When Capparis spinosa blooms?

With enough light, Capparis spinosa may produce purple flowers in May to September

How hard is Capparis spinosa to grow?

A Capparis spinosa is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Capparis spinosa need?

A Capparis spinosa prefers Full sun

How much water does a Capparis spinosa need?

A Capparis spinosa prefers watering Dry to medium

What kind of soil does a Capparis spinosa need?

A Capparis spinosa prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Capparis spinosa like?

A Capparis spinosa prefers 40C

How often should I fertilize my Capparis spinosa ?

To encourage Capparis spinosa growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



Reviews

Friday, 15 November 2019

Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.

NAHID DEEDI K

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