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Live Tree Moss

Climacium americanum
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Climacium americanum is commonly called Tree Moss. It gets its name from the fact that it grows in colonies that appear like forests of little trees. Actually, upper canopy of tree moss is much larger than most all other mosses, about .75-1.5” in spread and a height of 1-3”. New growth will be deep green while older growth or colonies in too much sun will be a yellow-green-brownish color. Mature colonies form interwoven mounds that may grow 4-5” tall. Ideal to use for water filtration and storm water run-off. Climacium grows in deep shade as well as partial sun exposures. Note: Since mosses are social, there may be other moss species growing with the Climacium.

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