Finding Caper Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Cypress, CA
Question by lnoceo
January 2, 1999
I love capers and would love to locate a caper plant. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
January 2, 1999


Capers are the unopened buds of the plant Capparis spinosa. It's native to the Mediterranean climates and should grow well in your region. It's a deciduous shrub with a sprawling growth habit and white 2-3 inch flowers with lavender stamens. The flowers open at dawn and close by mid-afternoon. You can purchase seeds to grow your own Capparis from Redwood City Seed Company, P. O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064.

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