Caper Bush "Capparis Spinosa" 20 Seeds
This variety is known as a “Caper Bush”, it is native to SA & NT. It is a deciduous shrub that grows to reach 1m in height with a spread of 1m.
The stem is straggling and prickly. The leaves are round and 4cm long. The flowers are white, 4 petalled and are 6cm across. The fruit are orange – yellow, elliptical berries with sweet flesh containing many black seeds.
This variety is frost tender. Capparis Spinosa bushes thrive when planted in lean well drained soil in a hot sunny location with little or no water. If this bush is over watered it will die immediately. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 5 degrees and -10 degrees.
This variety is an ornamental plant; they can be an attractive ground cover plant. This variety is salt tolerant and can be grown in sea – spray zones.
As flowers are starting to bloom on the first year branches, one can cut back plants annually without sacrificing flowering and have a healthier and bushier plant.
Harvest time can vary, depending on where plant is located and what kind of temperatures the area has. It may also vary on when seed was planted and how it was planted.
Fresh seed germinates readily. Remove black seeds from the berries before sowing. Washing seeds before sowing may improve germination.
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