Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides) in Sun City Center, FL

Tree filled with Spanish Moss in Sun City Center, FL

Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is a flowering plant that is commonly found on the Southern Live Oak  (Quercus virginiana) and on the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) in Sun City Center, Florida.

The moss has many uses from packing material to arts and crafts. In the early 1900s the plant was used as padding for car seats.

Florida’s State Tree ‘Sabal Palmetto Palm’ in Sun City Center

The Sabal palmetto palm tree is the state tree of Florida and can be found in abundance in Sun City Center, Florida. The Sabal Palm is also known as the Cabbage Palm.

The Sabal Palm is one of the toughest palms around and easy to take care of with minimal maintenance.

This tropical tree is known to tolerate both standing water and drought. It does, however, thrive best of a steady diet of light watering .


Washingtonia (robusta) Palm Trees in Sun City Center, FL

Palm Trees in median on S Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL

While driving on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, you will see beautiful Washingtonia (robusta) palm trees that reach towards the sky, planted in the median that separates oncoming traffic. Washingtonia palms can grow up to 98 feet tall.