Mast Trees Port Charlotte, Florida – Wholesale
Consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco when you need unique, eye-catching, easy-to-maintain trees for your Port Charlotte, Florida landscape that few others will have!
Palmco assists landscape contractors, architects and developers with everything they need to beautify resorts, golf courses, commercial properties, residential estates and more, by providing large tree transplants and specimen trees throughout the country and worldwide.
Our 600-acre plantation in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida, provides the ideal environment for Mast Trees and our FF-grade palms, top-quality clumping bamboos and ornamental plants to reach their full potential.
State-of-the-art, fully automated irrigation systems and extensive nutritional programs help us deliver the best selection of healthy plants, and our commitment to excellent customer service is known throughout the industry.
What is a Mast Tree?
There are too few choices for tall but narrow columnar tropical trees with beautiful evergreen foliage that can be used in South Florida to line avenues and driveways, as tall hedges, as architectural accents, and as privacy, noise and windbreak screens.
The usual choice, Italian Cypress, can be a challenge to grow because of our abundant rain and high humidity that makes the trees more susceptible to root rot, fungus and cypress canker disease, which causes the tree to develop brown patches and die back.
The Mast Tree, or Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula”, is a great substitute! Also known as False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Indian Mast Tree, Weeping Mast Tree, and Indian Fir, this tree is best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11 and will grow in a narrow vertical form to about 30 to 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 to 5 feet.
Layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves hang from drooping branches that closely hug the straight, thin trunk. Their colors range from coppery brown when new, to light lime green, to a shiny dark green as they age, offering a spectacular show in your landscape.
Once a year in spring or summer, star-like flowers blossom and last for two to three weeks. The flowers are pale green and blend inconspicuously with the leaves. Clusters of green fruit follow, ripening to purple or black. These features make the Mast Tree attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
Mast trees prefer full or partial sun and well-drained rich clay, loam or sandy soil. Mature trees are drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping. Young plants need protection from winds, but, once mature, they are remarkably flexible and will bend like bamboos in a storm.
Turn your customer’s property in Port Charlotte into a tropical oasis with wholesale Mast Trees from the nursery at Palmco, Florida’s premier grower and wholesaler of top quality palms and other plant material. Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329 to let us know your requirements.