Limber Caper (Capparis flexuosa L.)

Plant Creations Nursery Limber Caper

.Common Name  Limber Caper 

Latin Name Capparis flexuosa L. 

Family Capparaceae

Native Yes 

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

 Roger L. Hammer


Main Uses

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 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.

Wildlife Attractant 

Its sweet smell attracts lots of wildlife from bees drinking its nectar, to Blue Jays and Mockingbirds eating its seeds and pulp. 

Plant Creations Nursery Limber Caper Capparis flexuosa L.