Capparis cynophallophora/Jamaican Caper

Capparis cynophallophora / Capparis cynophallophora
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Scientific Name: Capparis cynophallophora
Common Name: Jamaican Caper
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This torpical tree is a good as an understory plant. It has drought tolerance and no serious insect or disease problems. White flowers have long slender prominent stamens and anthers. Produce seeds in pea pods that turn bright red when seeds are mature in fall. Birds eat the seeds when pods open in late fall. Plants cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.