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Capparis spinosa, Semi-evergreen Hardy Perennial 2 ft Shrub , (Circa 1590's) Yes, it’s what you think it is - a low growing Semi-evergreen hardy perennial shrub to 2-3 ft with arching red stems & dark green, semi-succulent round leaves, with flower buds, a dark olive-green corn kernel – sized caper from May to Sept, Pickled & used in salads, pasta & meat dishes, & sauces & one of the ingredients of tartar sauce. Left unpicked they form delicately scented pinkish-white flowers, opening at dawn & close late afternoon. Caper leaves are used in salads & fish dishes. Fully hardy (Found in the Alps) needs a semi-arid or arid climate (So grow undercover or in a green house) , Sunny with poor soil - Can be slow to germinate , Seed Count Approx - 30 avg
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