Mast Trees Manatee County, Florida – Wholesale
Transform your customer’s property in Manatee County, Florida into a tropical oasis with wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco. This exceptional tree is a spectacular substitute for the Italian Cypress, which can be difficult to grow in areas with high humidity.
Palmco, established in 1984 on Pine Island, Florida, farms over 600 acres along the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s southwest coast. The fertile setting, an abundant supply of water and warm Florida sunshine provide a long growing season.
Our wholesale nursery and tree farm is known for producing truly beautiful specimens, including one of the most unique South Florida landscape trees, Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula,” commonly known as the Mast Tree.
The Mast Tree became popular in British India because it resembles the Mediterranean Cypress and because its stick-straight, lightweight trunk was ideal for building ship masts (hence the name). Today, the tree is primarily used to make pencils, boxes and matchsticks, and the leaves are used for ornamental temple decoration during festivals.
About the Mast Tree
The Mast Tree is a beautiful evergreen tree that is covered from top to bottom in graceful, shiny pendulous leaves. It grows symmetrically to 30 to 45 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide and provides an excellent vertical accent in any landscape.
Use it for:
- lining driveways or avenues
- privacy screening
- framing tall structures
- tall living hedges
- focal specimens
- noise screening
- blocking wind
The leaves of the Mast Tree start out a coppery brown color, turn light green as they age, and eventually become a shiny dark green. They remain on the tree in all seasons, almost completely covering the thin trunk, and the natural color contrast makes a spectacular show when the trees are planted in groups.
Once a year in the spring or summer, the tree blooms with fragrant star-like pale green flowers that last about two to three weeks. Flowering is followed by clusters of fruit that start out green, but ripen to purple or black. The Mast Tree is also known for attracting butterflies and birds.
In the right location, Mast Trees make a strong statement. Use them as tall hedges, privacy screens, noise screens, windbreaks, to line driveways, avenues and walkways, or as architectural accents to frame entryways, soften building corners and vertical edges, and cover vertical drain-pipes.
Best suited to USDA Zones 10A to 11, where it prefers well-drained rich clay, loam or sandy soil, the Mast Tree is easy to maintain, has very little leaf drop, no notable pest issues, is drought-tolerant, moderately salt-tolerant, will thrive in full sun and tolerate partial shade, and will attract attention in any landscape. It is also remarkably flexible; once mature, it will bend like bamboo in a storm!
Get more information about wholesale Mast Trees, and learn how to use them in your Manatee County, Florida landscapes. Call Palmco at (239) 283-1329 to get started. Our knowledgeable staff is always thrilled to show off our spectacular plants!