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Jack Pine 

You can identify this tree by looking at its cones. A Jack pine's cones point
ahead towards the tip of the branch, while Lodgepole pine cones
point back towards the trunk

Pinus banksiana Lamb.

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 12 m (40 ft)

Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Native to Canada
  • May exhibit unique twisted form at maturity, but without the attractive bark colour of Scots pine.


  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, acidic soil
  • Moderate moisture; will tolerate drought conditions


  • Alkaline or compacted soil 


Mountain Pine Beetle

Sequoia Pitch Moth
White Pine Weevil
Ips borer 


Blue Stain Fungus
Western Gall Rust
Needle Cast

Last updated: 2/28/2017 11:47:25 AM