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Capparis spinosa

Post  Tom Simonyi on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:01 pm

I did not want to post this until I was sure the plant was recovering...when I procured it, it had almost succumbed to a mealy bug infestation....the plant was almost completely defoliated at the time....I cleaned it up, cut it back some, and waited....seems to be happy now.

I have never worked with the species and can't find too much about it being grown as a bonsai....I am learning as I proceed (carefully). Regards,Tom


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Post  bonsaisr on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:10 am

Where did you get it? The caper plant might make an ideal bonsai, since it is famous for withstanding adverse conditions. Here it is growing on the Western Wall in Jerusalem.



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Post  my nellie on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:51 am

I would never have imagined capers as bonsai! Very Happy

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:49 pm

I agree, Iris....thanks for the picture....I remember you mentioning that in an earlier post. The plant had been in our University Greenhouse (West Virginia University) for many years.....I do not know the origin, however, I suspect that it was brought back sometime ago by one of the hort. professors when they were away on travel....probably long before travel restrictions were put into place...just a guess on my part.

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