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Old 12-26-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Spanish moss drapes over trees all over the South. How far north does it grow
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Southern GA is as far as I've seen it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
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The northernmost location that I have seen Spanish moss growing is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you want to see pictures just look up First Landing State Park.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL.
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I just bought a house here, and I have three oak trees in the yard. None of them have any Spanish moss in them. I love that stuff, especially since I'm from the north and signs of Spanish moss means I'm in the far south, so I want it now.

Is there any way to get it *into* a tree?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
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I just bought a house here, and I have three oak trees in the yard. None of them have any Spanish moss in them. I love that stuff, especially since I'm from the north and signs of Spanish moss means I'm in the far south, so I want it now.

Is there any way to get it *into* a tree?
Where state are you from? What part of the South are you located, because many areas of the South cannot grow Spanish moss. It usually grows within 50-100 miles from a coastline until you get to Florida or the Gulf states. For example Spanish moss grows in southeastern Virginia, but not in the rest of the state. I have Spanish moss growing native where I am in Suffolk, VA. If you want to get a good idea of where it can grow you could visit the USDA Plant database website and search Spanish moss. It'll show you a map of their range, and if you click on a state it will show which cities/counties it has been confirmed to grow in. Of course, it could be growing in areas that are not showing, but it just gives a good idea of where.

To get Spanish moss to grow in your trees, make sure you get living Spanish moss. It will turn green when it is wet, if it's brown when wet then it's dead. After you get some Spanish moss, just place it into a tree and it should do fine as long as there is plenty of humidity. It will probably grow best near water. It won't do well in severe cold though. We have had a few nights that have gone into the teens, and the Spanish moss does fine. It has turned this strange purplish tint after these cold snaps, but once it warms up it turns green again and keeps growing (I observed these colors when it was wet).
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
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Default Update to the northernmost Spanish moss

Spanish moss is actually found in Northampton County, Virginia. Here's the article about it: Virginia scientists search for northernmost realm of Spanish moss - Richmond Times Dispatch: Local News For Virginia And The Richmond Metro Area
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: ALBUQUERQUE
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I've actually seen Spanish moss growing in New Mexico and Southern Colorado in many swampy areas . Oklahoma has some swamp lands near Tulsa that has some as well.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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I've seen it in VA. I have it all over the live oak in my front yard, and I am in about as middle of Florida as it gets.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Statesboro/Brooklet
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Here in Georgia, I've seen it grow as far north as Augusta.
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