Plants By Type
Spanish Moss is one that is well suited for climate zones eight through eleven and can grow to be quite tall in size. It has the botanical name of Tillandsia Usneoides. This moss will prefer soils that are moist and can grow in partial sunlight or partial shade, depending on the needs of the landscape. This moss is a perennial flowering plant that is neither a moss nor does it come from Spain. The flowers on this moss cannot be seen by the naked eye, but the birds and squirrels in the area will enjoy them. The dangling branches of the plant can be found hanging from trees, fences, and telephone lines. It creates a beautiful blue-gray garland that gives any landscape a quint essential southern charm. Although it often uses trees for support, it is not parasitic and in fact, has no roots, but derives water and nutrients through its scaly leaves. It is beautiful in how it hangs on a variety of things from trees to fences and even other structures that are present in the garden or landscape area. It will do well in soils that are clay like and acidic in their makeups. It is most commonly found growing on older trees. An interesting fact is that the older the tree is, the long the moss strands will be. The roots are shallow and grow in the ground or fix themselves to other plants and trees to grow. It has a peaceful appearance to it and is great to have around.