Cynophalla flexuosa

limber caper, bay-leaved caper, bay-leaved capertree


Synonyms:  Capparis flexuosa

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-12 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      white,red,green
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance


Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Calcareous


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Florida White (Appias drusilla) and Great Southern White (Ascia monuste).
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Night blooming, fragrant.