Capparis spinosa – Common Caper seed x20


Edible Fruit & Buds Hardy Small Shrub Drought Tolerant

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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 is found growing on rocky coastal areas and walls.

A small shrub growing 1m x 1m (3ft x 3ft) it is many branched and bears leaves that are thick, glossy, alternate, round to ovate in shape. The flowers are complete, showy, 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 20 seeds complete with propagation notes.

All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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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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