Sarasota Mast Trees – Wholesale
Need a vertical accent for your Sarasota landscape project? Consider wholesale Mast Trees from Palmco. The unique evergreen trees make an excellent tropical substitute for the Italian Cypress tree, which prefers the cooler temperatures of Zone 9B and northward.
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 location on Pine Island, Florida, a barrier island, provides the ideal environment for Mast Trees and our FF-grade palms, top-quality clumping bamboos and ornamental plants to reach their full potential.
About the Mast Tree
If you love the look of tall, column-like Italian Cypress trees, but are unable to maintain them in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, or elsewhere in South Florida, you will love Mast Trees!
The attention-getting Polyalthia longifolia ‘Pendula,’ is fairly new to Florida grower production, but is destined to become a popular landscaping choice.
A native of India and Sri Lanka, the Mast Tree is sometimes known by other names such as False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Indian Mast Tree, Weeping Mast Tree, and Indian Fir Tree.
Mast Trees are slender and compact, growing to 30 to 45 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide at maturity and providing an excellent vertical accent in any landscape. They have straight, thin trunks (which were historically used to build ship masts), and layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves that hang from drooping branches.
The lush foliage ranges from coppery brown when new, to light lime green, to a glossy dark green as the tree ages, creating an eye-catching and colorful focal point. The low-maintenance evergreen trees have very little leaf drop and no notable pest issues.
Fragrant star-like pale green flowers appear once a year in the spring or summer and typically last for two to three weeks. They are barely noticeable, but attract butterflies and birds.
Mast Trees are best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11, or from coastal Hillsborough County southward on Florida’s west coast and Indian River County southward on the east coast.
They are ideal for use as:
- Avenue or driveway plantings
- Noise pollution screens
- Privacy screens
- Privacy screens around pools
- Living fences
- Tall hedges
- Focal specimens
- Architectural accents
- Container plants
Mast Trees prefer full or partial sun and well-drained soil. Mature trees are drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping. Young plants need protection from winds, but the trees are remarkably flexible when mature and will bend like bamboos in a storm.
If you are looking for Mast Trees for your next landscape project in Sarasota, Palmco has wholesale plants for sale. Visit us and take a tour of our farm on Pine Island, or give us a call at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GO-PALMCO to learn more about our environmentally conscious growing process and exceptional customer service.