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Pinus banksiana

Jack pine

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Features

  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread4m to 7m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourGrey
  • Leaf ColourGreen yellow

Description

Pinus banksiana (Jack pine). This species produces 2 sheath needles they are about 1in long and green. The cones are about 2in long and may stay on the tree for 15 years. The needles will turn yellowish in the winter.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Northeastern United States

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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