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.
Mast Tree Features:
• 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
• Salt tolerant
• No notable pest threats
Polyalthia longifolia “Pendula” is a narrow, upright evergreen tree, a shape not often seen in tropical trees. It has layers of feathery, wavy-edged leaves that hang from drooping branches which closely hug the straight, thin trunk.
Leaf colors range from coppery brown when new, to light lime green, to a shiny dark green as they age. This natural color contrast makes a spectacular show. In addition, fragrant star-like pale green flowers appear once a year in the spring and typically last for two to three weeks.
Mast trees will grow to be about 30 to 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 to 5 feet. Their natural vertical form will attract attention in any landscape, but they can be trimmed to maintain a specific size or shape.
Best suited to USDA Zones 10a to 11 and the warmest areas of Zone 9b, Palmco does not recommend Mast Trees for use north of coastal Hillsborough County on Florida’s west coast or Indian River County on the east coast.
Why Choose Palmco
Palmco, established in 1984 on Pine Island, Florida, has over 600 acres of the choicest palms, bamboos, and ornamental plants that range from the most abundant and widely used to the rare and exotic.
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.
The Mast Tree is a great choice for landscaping in West Palm Beach, Florida. You will find wholesale trees available at Palmco. We welcome all landscapers, architects and designers to tour our palm tree farm in Bokeelia on Pine Island, Florida. Call us today at (239) 283-1329 or (855) GOPALMCO to find out more.