INDIAN MAST TREE
Botanical Name: Polyalthia longifolia
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Indian Favourite (#IndianFavourite)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Customer Comments on Indian Mast Tree
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. | Karen Foley - Brisbane, QLD 02-Mar-2018
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 - REDLAND BAY, QLD 10-Sep-2018
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