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Spineless Caper
Scientific Name: Capparis spinosa L.
Synonym:
Family: Capparaceae
Spineless Caper (Capparis  spinosa)
Capparis spinosa var. inermis at the Tucson Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9, 12-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, keep in warmer areas of the garden

Heat Tolerance: Good in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Egypt

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub up to 5 feet tall

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Cuttings, very slow to propagate by seed


The buds of the Caper Bush are pickled to provide the commercial capers.

Spineless Caper (Capparis  spinosa)

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