.Common Name Limber Caper
Latin Name Capparis flexuosa L.
Zone 10A, 10B, 11
Height 10-20 Feet
Spread 8-12 Feet
Salt Water Tolerance Low
Salt Wind Tolerance High
Drought Tolerance High
Soil Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer
Sun Full Sun
Limber Caper Capparis flexuosa L.
This plant is considered a woody vine in that it will scramble and grow upwards more than outwards.
This plant would be perfect for an accent flowering shrub, woody vine, and as well as a buffer plant.
The Limber Caper's bloom season is from May-November, and much like its relative the Jamaica Caper, in that its beautiful white flowers are very fragrant and resemble a bursting firework.
Its sweet smell attracts lots of wildlife from bees drinking its nectar, to Blue Jays and Mockingbirds eating its seeds and pulp.
Its seed pods are 3-6" long and reveal a red interior with white seeds once the pod splits open.
The name flexuosa refers to its zigzagging stems, in which they grow opposite of one another.