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Polyalthia longifolia, Telegraph Pole Tree, Ashoka, Mast Tree

Polyalthia longifolia

Telegraph Pole Tree, Ashoka, Mast Tree
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: South India, Sri Lanka
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Curious tree due to its growth habit: upright, columnar, vertical; dense branches drooping vertically. Evergreen lance-shaped leaves with wavy edges on drooping branches. Tree used as ship masts, suitable for combating the noise pollution.

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