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Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss Basics

Grows LikeForb/herb, Vine
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.

Spanish Moss Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousYes
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorWhite-Gray
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterDense
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorBlack
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Growth RateSlow
Leaf RetentionYes
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
IrregularIrregular
ToxicityNone

Spanish Moss Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsNo
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceNone
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)300
pH Minimum6
pH Maximum6.9
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)3450
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)7000
Precipitation Minimum40
Precipitation Maximum75
Root Depth (Minimum inches)10
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)22

Spanish Moss Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
Fruit Seed Period BeginsFall
Fruit Seed Period EndsWinter
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsYes
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound1200000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Spanish Moss Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss grows like a Forb/herb, Vine. Spanish Moss is an Perennial. Spanish Moss is Native to U.S.. Spring and Summer is when Spanish Moss is actively growing. Spanish Moss is not an allelopath. Spanish Moss has a Low C:N Ratio. Spanish Moss has a coppice potential of No. Spanish Moss is fall conspicuous. Spanish Moss has a White colored flower. Spanish Moss has White-Gray colored foliage. In the summertime, Spanish Moss has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Spanish Moss has a Dense foliage porosity. Spanish Moss has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Spanish Moss are Black. Seeds of Spanish Moss are No conspicuous. Spanish Moss grows as a Multiple Stem. The growth rate of Spanish Moss is Slow. The lifespan of Spanish Moss is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Spanish Moss is Irregular. Spanish Moss is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Spanish Moss is not adapted to fine textured soils. Spanish Moss is not adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Spanish Moss is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Spanish Moss is None. Spanish Moss does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Spanish Moss is None. Spanish Moss requires a minimum of 300 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Spanish Moss is 6. The maximum pH of Spanish Moss is 6.9. The minimum planting density per acre of Spanish Moss is 3450. The maximum planting density per acre of Spanish Moss is 7000. The minimum Precipitation that Spanish Moss requires is 40. The maximum Precipitation that Spanish Moss can handle is 75. The minimum root depth of Spanish Moss is 10 inches. The salininty tolerance of Spanish Moss is None. The shade tolerance of Spanish Moss is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Spanish Moss is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Spanish Moss requires is 22. The bloom period of Spanish Moss is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Spanish Moss is No Known Source. The fruit seed abundance of Spanish Moss is Low. The fruit seed period of Spanish Moss begins Fall. The fruit seed period of Spanish Moss ends Winter. The fruit seed persistance of Spanish Moss is No. Spanish Moss is not propagated by bare roots. Spanish Moss is not propagated by bulbs. Spanish Moss is not propagated by container. Spanish Moss is not propagated by corms. Spanish Moss is propagated by cuttings. Spanish Moss is propagated by seed. Spanish Moss is not propagated by sod. Spanish Moss is not propagated by sprig. Spanish Moss is not propagated by tubers. Spanish Moss can generally yield 1200000 seeds per pound of seeds. Spanish Moss has a Moderate seed spread rate. Spanish Moss has a Medium seedling vigor. Spanish Moss has a Medium seedling vigor. Spanish Moss does not have a small grain. Spanish Moss has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Spanish Moss does not have a berry/nut seed product. Spanish Moss is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Spanish Moss does not make a good fodder product. Spanish Moss does not make a good fuel wood product. Spanish Moss does not make a good lumber product. Spanish Moss does not make a naval store product. Spanish Moss is not palatable to humans. Spanish Moss does not make a pulpwood product. Spanish Moss does not make a veneer product. Spanish Moss is of the category, Monocot.
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