Mast Trees Collier County, Florida – Wholesale
Need a vertical accent for your client’s landscape in Collier County, Florida? Wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco may be just the solution you need!
Palmco farms over 600 acres of highly fertile property in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. We produce FF grade wholesale palms, top-quality clumping bamboo, and a variety of other beautiful plants, from rare wholesale magnolias and live oaks to Mast Trees and white Bird of Paradise. Our plants have been utilized in some of the most prestigious installations around the world.
Why Mast Trees?
Polyalthia Longifolia “Pendula” or the Mast Tree is quickly becoming one of the prime choices of landscape designers along the Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City because they are tall (30 to 45 feet), slender (4 to 5 feet wide when full-grown), evergreen, grow symmetrically, and are an excellent tropical substitute for the Italian Cypress, which is prone to spider mites and fungal disorders in South Florida.
The Mast Tree belongs to the Annonaceae family, one of the largest families of flowering plants, commonly known as the custard apple family, which is populated by familiar relatives such as Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata), Soursop (Annona muricata), and Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa).
“Poly” means “many,” “longifolia” means “long-leafed,” and “pendula” means “pendulous” or “dangling.” Although the Mast Tree may appear to have no branches, the entire length of the plant is covered by layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves that do, in fact, hang from drooping branches that closely hug the straight, slim trunk.
As the plant matures, the beautiful contrast of new golden, coppery brown leaves against light lime green and older dark-green leaves make a spectacular show. For a brief period in spring, it blooms with masses of light green, star-shaped flowers.
Mast Trees are not very tolerant of cold weather and are best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11. We don’t recommend them for use north of coastal Hillsborough County on Florida’s west coast or Indian River County on the east coast.
Mast Trees in the Landscape
When landscaping luxury residential properties, resort hotels, golf courses, and other locations in South Florida, there are too few choices for tall but narrow columnar tropical trees with beautiful evergreen foliage.
Mast Trees will transform any plain landscape! Landscapers, architects and designers use them to frame entryways, cover vertical drain-pipes, line avenues and driveways, as tall hedges, as architectural accents, and as privacy, noise and windbreak screens. They are great for narrow spaces because they grow quite tall, but stay slender.
To get maximum enjoyment from your trees, plant them in full or partial sun in rich clay, loam or sandy soils, and make sure the soil is well-drained. Mature Mast Trees are moderately drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant.
When you need a magnificent vertical accent or a privacy screen, Palmco has wholesale Mast Trees for sale that will solve all of your landscaping needs. Learn more about delivery and pick up options by calling us today at (855) GOPALMCO or 239-283-1329.