Mast Trees Punta Gorda, Florida – Wholesale
When you need tall, column-like evergreen trees for your Punta Gorda, Florida landscaping project to take the place of the temperamental Italian Cypress, consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco!
The attention-getting Mast Tree, aka Polyalthia longifolia ‘Pendula,’ is fairly new to Florida grower production. It’s a native of India and Sri Lanka that grows 30 to 45 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide at maturity with a straight, thin trunk (once used to build ship masts), and layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves that hang from drooping branches.
If you love the look of tall, slender Italian Cypress trees, you will love the Mast Tree! Its unusual, compact form and lush green foliage make it an excellent choice for color and, when closely spaced, for screening. The tree’s characteristics include:
- 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
Growing and Caring for Mast Trees
Punta Gorda, in Charlotte County, Florida, falls within USDA Zone 10A, and features a sub-tropical climate in which both summer and winter temperatures are tempered by the gentle breezes of the Gulf of Mexico. It is often the warmest location in the continental U.S. on any given day between November and February.
This is the perfect climate for Mast Trees, which thrive in USDA Zones 10A to 11 and the warmest areas of Zone 9B. They are not recommended for use north of coastal Hillsborough County on Florida’s west coast or Indian River County on the east coast.
Plant them in full or partial sun in rich clay, loam or sandy soil, and make sure the soil is well-drained. Mast trees do not like to be wet and will rot if left sitting in water for long periods. Mature Mast trees are drought-tolerant.
When watering Mast Trees, lightly soak the soil and then do not water again until the top two inches have dried out. Overwatering may ultimately kill the tree.
Mast Trees are perfect for narrow areas because they grow quite tall but stay slender. Use them to line avenues or driveways, as architectural accents, as living hedges, and for privacy, noise and wind screens.
Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America and boasts over 600 acres in production with FF grade wholesale palms, top-quality clumping bamboo, and ornamental trees and plants. We pride ourselves on offering premium-quality plants and superior customer service, including the ability to transport plants throughout Florida and the contiguous United States.
Visit Palmco for spectacular wholesale landscaping plants and trees, such as Mast Trees, that are well-suited to your Punta Gorda, Florida landscape design. Give us a call at (239) 283-1329 for more information.