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Moss Trays

Each moss tray order is approximately 10 x 20” in size providing at least 1.25 sq. ft. of product. Substrate fabric is included providing easy installation for gardeners and landscapers, if desired. Hard plastic tray may not be included in the shipment, unless specifically requested by the customer.

All live mosses, lichens and native plants have either been rescued from high-impact locations or cultivated in our Mossery. We promote the use of these plants for LIVE moss projects and sustainable landscapes. Some mosses will come with soil attached while others, particularly prostrate-growing types and mounds, may have very little soil attached to their tiny rhizoids.

Shipping Considerations

Mosses are shipped via Priority Mail through the US Postal Service. Most deliveries occur within 2-3 days. Mountain Moss will assume the costs of insuring your order. Please notify us if you encounter any issues or your delivery is lost.

You should expect your moss delivery within a week. We use somewhat unconventional packaging. For multiple trays in the same order, we may not include all trays but instead layer mosses on top of each other. 

Moss Trays

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Atrichum angustatum Tray -- Shade and Sun

Atrichum angustatum Tray -- Shade and Sun

$30.00

Atrichum angustatum, commonly called Star Moss, which is a small moss that holds soil in place with its compact growth patterns. Tolerant of a variety of pH levels. This upright grower particularly well on nutrient-poor and disturbed soils. Very little change in green appearance from wet vs. dry states but some shriveling is apparent. Male cups ...


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Climacium americanum Tray -- Shade or Sun

Climacium americanum Tray -- Shade or Sun

$35.00

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 muc...


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Dicranum scoparium Mat -- Shade

Dicranum scoparium Mat -- Shade

$720.00

Dicranum scoparium is a soft brilliant green moss species which grows in mounds and prefers acid soils or rock substrates. Usually it thrives best in shady locations. Called Mood Moss by many florists, Dicranum is known commonly in the scientific world as Windswept or Broom Moss because of the way the individual plants have leaves that curve. Al...


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Dicranum scoparium Tray -- Shade

Dicranum scoparium Tray -- Shade

$25.00

Dicranum scoparium is a soft brilliant green moss species which grows in mounds and prefers acid soils or rock substrates. Usually it thrives best in shady locations. Called Mood Moss by many florists, Dicranum is known commonly in the scientific world as Windswept or Broom Moss because of the way the individual plants have leaves that curve. Al...


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Ditrichum affine Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Temporarily Out of Stock -- Check Back Later

Ditrichum affine Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Temporarily Out of Stock -- Check Back Later

$30.00

A deeper green than other moss species, Ditrichum affine has a rich, luxurious appearance. An upright grower, with plants only about 1/4-1/2 inch tall, this species forms round, cushion-like colonies. A hallmark of this species are the intense yellow sporophytes that appear in profusion prompting the common name, Wheat moss. Although tolerant o...


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DIY Terrarium Moss Tray

DIY Terrarium Moss Tray

$35.00

For DIY terrarium enthusiasts, in addition to offering a full DIY Terrarium Kit, Mountain Moss is now providing DIY Terrarium Sampler trays. Mossin’ Annie will choose her favorite mosses for making terrariums that offer varying shades of green and different textures. Selection will include 4-6 shade moss species. IMPORTANT – READ before placing ...


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Entodon seductrix Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Temporarily Out of Stock -- Check Back Later

Entodon seductrix Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Temporarily Out of Stock -- Check Back Later

$30.00

Entodon seductrix might be called Shiny Sexy Moss. This shiny green moss grows prostrate and hugs surfaces in flat colonies. And, don't you think its second name sounds "sexy?" It attaches quickly to all types of surfaces from acid soil to concrete substrates. It exhibits amazing fast-growing properties. A versatile moss, it is a good candidate ...


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Hedwigia ciliata Tray -- Shade or Sun

Hedwigia ciliata Tray -- Shade or Sun

$30.00

Hedwigia ciliata is named after the father of bryology, Johannes Hedwig. He might wonder at the common name of Dreadlock Moss. Or maybe be flattered that kids like to call it Hedwig Moss after the owl's name in Harry Potter books. This moss grows in loose colonies with the rhizoids grouped as a “foot” to attach it. It is deep, dark green with li...


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Leucobryum glaucum Tray -- Shade or Sun

Leucobryum glaucum Tray -- Shade or Sun

$20.00

Called Pincushion Moss, Leucobryum glaucum mounds are deep to light green depending upon its moisture content. It grows on a variety of substrates including rich, acidic soils to barren, sandy locations. It gets tiny golden brown sporophytes during all seasons. Also, it sometimes is covered with fragmented white leaf tips during asexual reproduc...


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Platygerian repens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

Platygerian repens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

$30.00

Talk about a sideways-growing, thin moss that adheres tightly to substrate surfaces – it’s Platygerian repens. It’s dark color when dry has prompted a common name of Dirty Green moss. However, when wet, it displays appealing green to the eye. This species offers a great option for flat moss lawns, green roofs, living walls and paver/stone applic...


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Polytrichum commune Tray -- Shade or Sun

Polytrichum commune Tray -- Shade or Sun

$35.00

Polytrichum commune is one of the tallest mosses and definitely has the tallest sporophytes, Haircap Moss provides erosion control solutions holding the soil tightly in place. Plants are a deep green with dramatic changes in appearance based upon moisture content. Leaves will tightly curl around the stem when dry and within a minute will unfurl ...


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Polytrichum juniperinum Tray -- Currently Out of Stock

Polytrichum juniperinum Tray -- Currently Out of Stock

$35.00

Polytrichum juniperinum plants are smaller in diameter (skinnier) but almost as tall as Polytrichum commune. Like its counterpart provides erosion control solutions holding the soil tightly in place. Plants are a deep, blue-ish green (like juniper blue) with dramatic changes in appearance based upon moisture content. Leaves will tightly curl aro...


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