Mast Trees Siesta Key, Florida

Mast Trees Siesta Key, Florida

Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. If you love the look of tall, slender Italian Cypress trees but have trouble growing them in Sarasota County, consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco.

Palmco serves the contiguous U.S. from our 600-acre farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. We provide FF-grade palms, top-quality clumping bamboos, and spectacular ornamental plants, such as the Mast Tree, to landscape contractors, architects and developers who want to beautify residential estates, resorts, golf courses, commercial properties and more.

Why We Love Mast Trees

The attention-getting Polyalthia longifolia ‘Pendula,’ or Mast Tree, is fairly new to Florida grower production, but is destined to become a popular landscaping choice.

Mast Trees flourish in the warm, humid climate of Siesta Key, and will attract attention in any landscape. Here are several reasons we love them.

*** The Italian Cypress is prone to root rot, spider mites, fungus, and cypress canker disease in South Florida, which causes the trees to develop brown patches and die back. The Mast Tree is an outstanding substitute when you need a tree with a similar slender, columnar shape. It is well-suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11 and the warmest areas of Zone 9b. 

*** The feathery, wavy-edged leaves of the Mast Tree mature from a pale lime green to a coppery brown and, eventually, to a shiny dark green. They hang in layers from drooping branches. Leaves remain on the tree in all seasons, almost completely covering the trunk. This creates an eye-catching color contrast in any landscape. In the spring, fragrant star-like pale green flowers will attract birds, bees and butterflies. 

*** Mast Trees grow to heights of 30 to 45 feet and widths of 4 to 5 feet. They can be left in their natural form or trimmed to a specific size or shape. They do very well in confined areas and have a multitude of uses, from privacy, noise and wind screens, to tall living hedges and architectural accents, and for lining driveways or avenues. 

*** Mast Trees 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 thrive in full sun and tolerate partial shade. Young plants need protection from winds, but the trees are remarkably flexible when mature and will bend like bamboos in a storm.

Consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco when you need unique, attention-grabbing, easy-to-maintain trees in Siesta Key, Florida that few others will have! Get in touch with us at (239) 283-1329 to discuss your design requirements.