Tree Moss

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Planting Zones 4-8
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Tree Moss Description

Tree Moss Climacium dendroides


Tree Moss: Climacium dendroides, is a lovely, dark green color. Most people purchase it from TN Nursery to use as a ground cover plant to beautify spots in the yard where they cannot grow grass.


You might hear gardeners refer to this moss by several names but tree moss is the carpet like moss that creeps up trees and it beautiful.



Regardless of the name, it is worthy of consideration in your garden. This moss grows naturally throughout North America and Europe, thriving on rocks, boulders, and logs.


Tree Moss Can Serve Many Purposes in Your Landscape


Most people use mosses to fill in bare patches of lawn. However, you can use your imagination; put it to use in almost any shady or semi-shady spot.


Some gardeners use tree moss to accent their rock gardens or shade gardens. Others use it to seal the moisture in container gardens or houseplants. It is also an excellent companion plant for other plants, as it helps draw and retain excess water.


Climacium dendroides tree moss is also an excellent plant for moss lawns, but it works best in areas where it will receive very little foot traffic. 


Wreath-makers cultivate rock cap moss to harvest to make beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements. 


Tree Moss Is Decorative Anywhere You Grow It


Tree moss displays long, narrow leaves with a glossy, bright green surface. The leaves have softly toothed ridges that add an intriguing textural element to the landscape. 

This species is known for its dark green color, spreading quickly with minimal care from you. All it might need is a little water on dry or hot days, especially after you first plant it. 


It does not have a specific soil preference--and can even grow on rock ledges in shady canyons--but it will do best in a shaded to semi-shaded location. 


Order Your Tree Moss From TN Nursery


TN Nursery proudly digs their plants only upon order, ensuring fresh, healthy plants arrive at your door. Order your rock cap moss from us today.

Tree Moss Polytrichum commune is for sale online at TN Nursery



Reviews (15)

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Kat on Jun 27, 2022

    Not sure how this would do when it arrived. It was tightly packed in plastic bag. Prepared site by watering heavily, then spread moss on ground in clumps. Checked it next morning and it looked great - like it had been there for a long time. Have been keeping it moist. So far, very happy with this, my first moss venture.

  • 4
    Rock Cap Moss package of 5 square feet

    Posted by Carmen Adams on Jan 23, 2022

    A perfect moss installed for rock garden landscaping. This went well in my mini pond.

  • 5

    Posted by Hannah Scot on Jan 13, 2022

    Awesome plant and Very Healthy.

  • 4
    Rock cap moss

    Posted by Sue on Apr 22, 2021

    Wonderful on some old granite retaining wall blocks in my wooded area.
    Beautiful product. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Amanda on Aug 19, 2020

    beautiful and healthy!!!

  • 4
    RockCap Moss

    Posted by Jack Schultz on Aug 13, 2020

    Product received promptly and in good shape, seems to be taking hold.

  • 4

    Posted by Rod VangCruz on Jul 28, 2020

    The rock cap moss came a bit brown already. I planted them and tried keeping them wet but they are getting browner by the day. It could be the region I am in (9) not sure.

  • 5
    Rock cap moss

    Posted by Moss lover on Jun 17, 2020

    Product delivered fresh. Picture perfect Great quality I will order again!

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Mersina Ross on Jun 17, 2020

    I was extremely pleased at how fresh it was when it arrived. I also liked that it was rolled from one big piece so that it was not chopped up.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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