Indian Mast trees in Brisbane QLD Australia being used as feature trees in garden displays

Indian Mast trees in Brisbane QLD Australia being used as feature trees in garden displays

Polyalthia longifolia var. pendula. Also known as False Ashoka

Polyalthia longifolia var. pendula. Also known as False Ashoka By Mokkie [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

Shows what the fruit looks like fully ripened being held in the hand

Shows what the fruit looks like fully ripened being held in the hand By Katherine [CC BY-SA 3.0,All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Shows the fruit of the Indian Mast tree ripening at different colours and stages of ripening

Shows the fruit of the Indian Mast tree ripening at different colours and stages of ripening By Katherine [CC BY-SA 3.0,All Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Close up of the leaves of the Indian Mast Tree

Close up of the leaves of the Indian Mast Tree By Katherine [CC BY-SA 3.0,All Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Shows the growth habit of Indian mast trees and how they look great being grown side by side

Shows the growth habit of Indian mast trees and how they look great being grown side by side By Katherine [CC BY-SA 3.0,All Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionAll Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Indian Mast Tree

Polyalthia longifolia fullscreen
A lofty evergreen tree, native to India, commonly planted due to its effectiveness in alleviating noise pollution. It has attractive symmetrical pyramidal growth with willowy weeping pendulous branches and long narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins. Grow over 10m in height. In past, the flexible, straight and light-weight trunks were used in the making of masts for sailing ships. That is why the tree is also known as the Mast Tree. Today, the tree is mostly used for manufacturing small articles such as pencils, boxes, matchsticks, etc.
Other Names: False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Indian mast tree, Indian Fir tree

$34.95

event_busy When will it be in Stock?

We previously had the most to buy in Jan and Mar. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in Jun and Jul.

Specifications of Indian Mast Tree

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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Indian Mast Tree Reviews & Tips

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Katherine Venes
3y ago

Townsville, Qld, Australia

Indian Mast Tree

I planted small plants 5 years ago, they have weathered both drought , 44C and a flood, and some are almost 2 storeys tall!!! Beautiful tall screen for narrow spaces. Beware if water nearby, they will grow bent out over it and fruit earlier!

KAREN FOLEY
3y ago

REDLAND BAY, QLD, Australia

Indian Mast Tree

Further to my comment. The Mast Tree has a soft lush mid green leaves. Every leaf is different and goes from pale green to a darker green. If you plant these trees closer together they reasonably resemble a vertical garden. A great architectural plant.

Karen Foley
4y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Indian Mast Tree

Saw these growing in Singapore on my last visit. Very lush and tropical looking. Ideal alternative to a Cypress Pencil Pine where you want to block the neighbours view or cut down noise. Nice feature Tree.

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