Mast Trees Orange County, Florida – Wholesale
When your landscape design in Orange County, Florida calls for tall, columnar, evergreen trees, wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco are an excellent choice!
What is a Mast Tree?
The striking Mast Tree, or Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula,” originated in India and Sri Lanka and is an exceptional tropical substitute for the Italian Cypress. It is also known as the False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Weeping Mast Tree and Indian Fir Tree.
The tree became popular in British India because somewhat resembles the Mediterranean Cypress and because its tall, stick-straight trunk was ideal for building ship masts, hence the name.
The attention-getting evergreen Mast Tree is fairly new to Florida grower production. It’s covered from top to bottom with graceful, shiny pendulous leaves. It grows in a symmetrical column to 30 to 45 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide and makes a great vertical accent for privacy screening, shade, or as a windbreak.
Using Mast Trees in Your Orange County Landscape
Mast Trees are not very cold-tolerant. Although usually recommended for areas south of coastal Hillsborough County on Florida’s west coast or Indian River County on the east coast, they can be very happy in the humid subtropical Zone 9b climate of Orange County, where winters are generally dry and mild, and lows rarely reach freezing.
Mast Trees are perfect for narrow areas because they grow quite tall but stay slender. In India, the leaves are used as temple decorations, and the trees are commonly used as street trees to reduce noise pollution. They are suitable for: