Limber Caper (Capparis flexuosa L.)
.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
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.
Its sweet smell attracts lots of wildlife from bees drinking its nectar, to Blue Jays and Mockingbirds eating its seeds and pulp.