Mast Trees West Palm Beach, Florida – Wholesale
When you need a tall, evergreen, vertical accent for a client’s landscape in West Palm Beach, Florida, consider the eye-catching Mast Tree. The unique South Florida landscape tree grows well in USDA Zones 10a to 11 and is available at Palmco!
Origin & Features of the Mast Tree
The Mast Tree, or Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula”, is a native of India and Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Annonaceae family, one of the largest families of flowering tropical plants and trees. Its better-known relatives include the Custard Apple (Annona reticulata), Soursop (Annona muricata), and Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata).
In British India (1612-1947), the Mast Tree was popular for its resemblance to the Mediterranean Cypress and because its tall, stick-straight trunk was ideal for building ship masts. Mast Trees were eventually introduced into Hawaii in 1921 and Florida in 1976.
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