Mast Trees for Screening

Mast Trees for Screening

When your landscape design calls for attractive and colorful privacy screening, you’ll find that wholesale evergreen Mast Trees from Palmco are an outstanding solution.

Palmco serves all of Florida and the contiguous U.S., and provides a large selection of wholesale FF-grade palms, top-quality bamboos, and ornamental plants with different heights, shapes, textures and even colors.

We pride ourselves on our environmentally conscious growing process and our reputation for exceptional customer service. Our 600-acre nursery is located in Bokeelia, on Pine Island, Florida, where we grow an almost unparalleled number of high-quality cultivated plants. 

We assist landscape contractors, architects and developers with everything they need to beautify a resort, golf course, commercial properties, residential estates and more, by providing large tree transplants and specimen trees throughout the country and worldwide.

About the Mast Tree

The Mast Tree, or Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula”, is a beautiful evergreen tree that is covered with graceful, shiny pendulous leaves from top to bottom. It grows symmetrically to 30 to 45 feet and provides an excellent vertical accent for privacy screening, shade, or as a windbreak or noise barrier.

A native of India and Sri Lanka, the Mast Tree is also known as False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Indian Mast Tree, and Indian Fir Tree. It became popular in British India for its resemblance to the Mediterranean Cypress and because its tall, stick-straight trunk was ideal for building ship masts.

The dense leaves of the Mast Tree start out a coppery brown color, turn a light lime green as they age, and eventually become a shiny dark green. They remain on the tree in all seasons, almost completely covering the trunk. The natural color contrast of the leaves makes a spectacular show.

While it may look like the ornamental tree has no branches, its layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves hang from drooping branches that closely hug the trunk.

In spring, the tree is covered with inconspicuous but fragrant star-like pale green flowers that typically last for two to three weeks. The tree then bears clusters of fruit that are initially green but ripen to purple or black. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

The Mast Tree’s slender, columnar shape makes it ideal for screening. Use a group of them to line an avenue or driveway, as tall living hedges, as architectural accents, and as privacy, noise and wind screens.                                  

They are easy to maintain, have very little leaf drop, no notable pest threats, are drought-tolerant, moderately salt-tolerant, prefer well-drained rich clay, loam or sandy soils, and will tolerate partial shade and thrive in full sun.

When you need screening plants, discover the healthiest wholesale Mast Trees for sale at Palmco, where they’ve been nurtured in our warm, fertile environment. Be sure to also check out our stock of some of the most impressive palms, clumping bamboos, and field-grown and containerized trees in the world. Contact us Monday thru Friday from 8-5pm at (239) 283-1329 to learn more.