Mast Trees Osceola County, Florida
If you love the look of tall, narrow, columnar Italian Cypress trees, you will love Mast Trees from Palmco. Their tall, yet compact, form and lush green foliage make them an excellent choice for color and screening in your Osceola County, Florida landscape.
Palmco farms over 600 acres of highly fertile property in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. We provide a wide selection of FF-grade palms, top-quality bamboos, and ornamental plants with different heights, shapes, textures and colors. Our plants have been utilized in some of the most prestigious installations around the world.
Consider Mast Trees from Palmco when you need easy-to-maintain trees that few others will have!
Why Landscapers Have Grown to Love Mast Trees
Landscapers, architects and designers have few options for tall, narrow, evergreen columnar trees for landscaping resort hotels, luxury residential properties, shopping centers, and golf courses in Kissimmee and elsewhere in Osceola County due to the fact that the Italian Cypress, a common choice, is prone to spider mites and fungal disorders in South Florida.
The answer is the eye-catching Mast Tree (Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula”)!
Characteristics of the Mast Tree
- Elegant vertical column-like form
- Evergreen ornamental foliage
- Suitable for narrow spaces
- Moderate growth rate
- Tolerates direct sun to partial shade
- Average watering requirements
- Easy to maintain
- Drought tolerant at maturity
- Salt tolerant at maturity
- No notable pest threats
Mast Trees are superb when used in confined areas, reaching widths of 4 to 5 feet and heights from 30 to 45 feet at maturity. They can be left in their natural form or trimmed to maintain a specific size or shape.
They create a spectacular color contrast as their feathery, wavy-edged leaves mature from a light lime green to a coppery brown and finally to a shiny dark green. Fragrant star-like pale green flowers that appear in the spring are known for attracting birds, bees and butterflies.
Mast Trees are not very tolerant of cold weather and are best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11 and the warmer areas of Zone 9b. 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.
How to Use Mast Trees
Mast Trees make beautiful focal points and elegant entryway frames. They can be placed directly in the ground or in large containers.
Plant them against tall buildings to soften their look, use them to conceal vertical drain-pipes, or place them around a swimming pool for privacy. They are wonderful in narrow spaces because they grow quite tall but stay slender.
Set them in rows to form a tall hedge effect around larger spaces, such as big yards and parks. Line pathways or avenues with rows of the trees for an elegant look. Use them to create a windbreak to protect smaller plants from wind gusts and excessive sun.
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.
When you need narrow, columnar evergreen trees to substitute for Italian Cypress in your landscape design, contact Palmco for wholesale Mast Trees that will grow beautifully in Osceola County, Florida. Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329.