Mast Trees Naples, Florida

Palmco has been supplying mast trees, palm trees, and clumping bamboo to property owners in Naples, Florida, for four generations. Our mast trees are top quality, which guarantees their survival during transplantation. Mast trees, also known as False Ashoka, that can take the place of temperamental Italian Cypress trees in your South Florida landscape designs.

About the Mast Tree

Mast Trees Naples, FloridaThe Mast Tree (Polyalthia longifolia) is a beautiful evergreen tree that is covered with graceful, shiny pendulous leaves from top to bottom.

“Poly” means “many,” “longifolia” means “long-leafed,” and “pendula” means “pendulous” or “dangling.” Although it may look like this ornamental tree has no branches, the layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves hang from drooping branches that closely hug the trunk.

The contrast of new, coppery brown leaves, older lime green leaves, and mature, shiny dark green leaves creates a spectacular show. Once a year in spring, fragrant, pale green star-like flowers blossom and last for two to three weeks, attracting bees, butterflies and birds.

How to Use Mast Trees

The Mast Tree is quickly becoming one of the prime choices of landscape designers in Broward County and along the Gold Coast because they are tall (30 to 45 feet), slender (4 to 5 feet wide when full-grown), symmetrical, evergreen, and an excellent tropical substitute for the Italian Cypress, which is prone to spider mites and fungal disorders in South Florida.

  • Mast Trees are a great choice when you want to make a big statement in a compact space. Since they only grow 4 to 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 the 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 far more attractive natural barrier.
  • Set multiple Mast Trees 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.

These evergreen trees have very little leaf drop, no pest issues of note, and require little to no maintenance. They prefer well-drained soil, will grow in full sun or partial shade, and are drought-tolerant and moderately salt tolerant when mature.

About Palmco

Palmco is a leading grower of mast trees in North America. Our commitment to excellence has been a prominent feature of our service since 1984.  Are you looking for quality mast trees in Naples, FL? Please contact us at (239) 283-1329 to order.