Capparis spinosa – Common Caper seed x 15


Edible Fruit & Buds Hardy Small Shrub Drought Tolerant

15 in stock

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Common Caper

Capparis spinosa

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

The Common Caper is a very variable shrub always growing near other Caper shrubs. It is a native of the Mediterranean region where it grows on rocky coastal areas and walls.

A many-branched small shrub growing 1m x 1m (3ft x 3ft) that bears leaves that are thick, glossy, alternate and round to ovate in shape. The flowers are complete, showy and sweetly fragrant, with four sepals and four white to pinkish-white petals, many violet- coloured stamens and a single stigma. The fruit is an orange-yellow, elliptical berry with sweet flesh and containing many black seeds. Both buds and berries are usually eaten pickled.

Capers are an important ingredient in Italian cooking and give dishes a distinctive flavour, but capers are not exclusive to Italian food and are consumed by most Mediterranean communities.

Caper plants prefer a position in full sun and a warm, temperate climate.

Offered is a packet of 15 seeds complete with propagation notes.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their country’s importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Common Caper
Climate: Cold, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: All Year
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Light
Genus: Capparis Type:
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: spinosa Soil Type: Clay, Loam
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C)


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