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Capparis spinosa

Family: Capparidaceae

Common names: CAPER, CAPERS, COMMON CAPER

Native to: Western Mediterranean To North India

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, prostrate

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, violet

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Plant features: evergreen

Edible: vegetable

Landscape use: hedge or edging

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil types: poor, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f, zone 12 above +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: dry, moderate