Scientific Name: Capparis flexuosa (L.) L.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Dilleniidae / Capparales / Capparaceae / Capparis L./ Capparis flexuosa (L.) L.

General Information
Usda SymbolCAFL2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsShrubTree, Vine,
Native LocationsCAFL2

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Falseteeth.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)40
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Fertility RequirementMedium
Frost Free Days, Minimum365
Hedge ToleranceLow
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim1280
Planting Density per Acre, Minim320
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)24
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntermediate


Shape and OrientationIrregular
Resprout AbilityNo
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionYes
Active Growth PeriodSpring
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorWhite
Flower ConspicuousYes
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterDense
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit/Seed ColorGreen
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee25
Height, Mature (feet)16.0
Known AllelopathNo


Small GrainNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceYes
Propagated by SodYes
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndFall
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSummer
Bloom PeriodSummer
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductLow
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo


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