Capparis cynophallophora, Quadrella jamaicensis, Jamaica Caper Tree, Mustard Tree

Capparis cynophallophora, Quadrella jamaicensis

Jamaica Caper Tree, Mustard Tree
Family: Capparaceae
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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It performs best in well-drained, semi-arid soil. Jamaica caper is drought tolerant, so regular watering is not necessary. This species is often noted for its water-wise traits.

Jamaica caper is a large shrub that grows 5-10 ft tall and can be used as a privacy screen, windbreak, and for erosion control. It has white to off-white flowers which are fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Jamaica Caper is an ethnomedical plant that is known around the world and is used in traditional medicine in various cultures. This plant is drought tolerant and tough, and it is even cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time. It is also ideal for seaside or salt-tolerant locations.

To grow a Jamaica Caper in a pot in cold regions, start by choosing a pot that is large enough to accommodate the size of the plant without overcrowding it. Plant in well-drained soil and place in full sun or semi-shade. Water moderately and make sure to check the soil before adding more water. To ensure the success of your plant, monitor for pests and diseases. Finally, for extra protection, cover the plant in mulch and bring it indoors during cold weather.

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