Mast Trees Lee County, Florida – Wholesale
When you need the look of tall, slender trees in your client’s Lee County, Florida landscape but are not able to grow Italian Cypress, consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco.
The Mast Tree, or Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula”, is a beautiful evergreen columnar tree that is covered from top to bottom with graceful, shiny pendulous leaves. It grows symmetrically to 30 to 45 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, providing an excellent vertical accent for privacy screening, shade, or windbreak.
Palmco serves all of Florida and the contiguous U.S., providing a wide selection of palms, bamboos, and ornamental plants, including Mast Trees, with different heights, shapes, textures and even colors.
Our wholesale nursery and tree farm is known for producing truly beautiful specimens, including one of the most unique South Florida landscape trees – the Mast Tree, a native of India and Sri Lanka that is also known as False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Indian Mast Tree, and Indian Fir Tree.
How to Landscape with Mast Trees
Landscape designers in Boca Grande, Cape Coral, Captiva, Fort Myers, Sanibel, and elsewhere in Lee County, are enjoying the versatility of Mast Trees as a tropical substitute for the Italian Cypress, which is prone to spider mites and fungal disorders in South Florida.
- Mast Trees are an excellent choice when you need to make a big statement in a compact space. Since they only grow to about 5 feet in diameter, they can be placed in tight spots that would benefit from high foliage.
- Use Mast Trees as focal points or elegant entryway frames. Set them against tall buildings to soften their look, use them to conceal vertical drain-pipes, or place them around a swimming pool to add privacy. The plants can be placed directly in the ground or planted in large containers.
- Plant Mast Trees as a privacy barrier between homes instead of installing a privacy fence. They don’t take up much more space than a wooden fence and make a much more attractive natural barrier.
- Use multiple Mast Trees set in rows to form a tall hedge effect around larger spaces, such as big yards or parks.
- Create a windbreak to protect smaller plants from wind gusts and excessive sun. Mast Trees provide protection in xeriscape gardens where drought-tolerant plants and trees are a necessity.
- Line pathways or avenues with rows of Mast Trees for an elegant appearance, setting them either close together to form a very tall hedge effect or 8 to 10 feet apart for more light and air circulation.
To get maximum enjoyment from your Mast 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, but they don’t like 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 are becoming a prime choice of savvy landscape designers in Lee County, Florida. You’ll find them for sale wholesale at Palmco. Call us today at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to learn more.