Bradenton Florida Mast Trees
Has your client got you searching for Mast trees in Bradenton, Florida? Palmco has the trees you need, and maybe some answers you are looking for too. Since Mast trees are somewhat new to us, we understand that landscape and design architects might not be very familiar with them either.
Boasting over 600 acres in production, Palmco is one of the largest palm and bamboo plantations in North America. We also carry Mast trees! With our state-of-the-art, fully automated irrigation systems and extensive nutritional programs, we are able to grow and deliver the best plants and trees available.
When knowledge and passion meet in our fields, the plants and customers benefit from this combination. The result is the successful cultivation of landscaping materials that are primed for the Florida commercial and residential landscaping marketplace.
No one cares more about our fields than we do! And it shows. The palms grown on our 600 acers are all engineered to be of Florida Fancy quality. Not every tree can grow up to have the best caliper or canopy, but we try to make this happen. With a little help from mother nature and some engineering from mankind… we often have ideal results.
What to Understand When You are Looking for Mast Trees
Mast trees are relatively new to Florida grower production, but at Palmco we believe these trees are destined to become a popular landscaping choice.
Previously, many landscapers utilized Italian Cypress. However, Florida’s humidity can wreak havoc on these temperamental trees causing them to develop fungus, cypress canker disease, spider mites, and root rot. In an effort to maintain that eye catching, unique appeal, the Mast tree was introduced as an easy to maintain evergreen substitute.
Botanically, the tree is named Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula.” “Poly” means “many,” “longifolia” means “long-leafed,” and “pendula” means “pendulous” or “dangling.”
In botanical lingo, it’s a tree with many dangling long-leafed branches.
Because Mast trees hail from India and Sri Lanka, they make an excellent replacement for the Italian Cypress. They grow quickly and can reach heights of 30 to 45 feet. But they will need space to stretch out because they will easily hit widths of 4 to 5 feet.
As the tree ages, you will note that the lush foliage changes color. When young, it will be a coppery brown then turn to a light lime green and eventually become a glossy dark green at maturity. Because the leaves remain on the tree year-round, and will almost completely cover the trunk, the natural color contrast makes a spectacular show when the trees are planted in groups.
Once a year your clients will enjoy fragrant star-like pale green flowers. These will show up in either the spring or the summer and should last up to three weeks. Because they are such a pale green, they are almost unnoticeable, but the birds and butterflies will be attracted to their sweet aroma.
You can utilize Mast trees as hedges, privacy screens, noise screens, windbreaks, and even driveway, avenue, and walkway lining. They are tall and narrow and will suit even the smallest of spaces. In fact, some people use them as architectural accents to frame entryways.
Need Mast Trees in Bradenton, Florida? They are best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11 and are available wholesale from Palmco. In the right location they will make a striking statement, and few others will have them! Call Palmco at 239.283.1329 to place an order or to find out how we can meet your design requirements.