Jack Pine


  • Native to Michigan
  • Good for wildlife cover and food
  • Good for windbreaks
  • Good for reforestation
  • Self Pruning
  • Deer tolerant
  • Currently favored for plantation lumber
  • Seedling height: 6″-14″

Height: 70ft-80ft
Spread: 15ft-30ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Fast

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Jack Pine
Description Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) is a small-to-medium sized evergreen tree. It is an interesting tree with a curving trunk and cascading branches. Its needles are short, stiff, and olive-green. This hardy, drought-resistant tree is home in dry, sandy soils. The tree supports many birds, insects, and mammals, including the endangered Kirtland’s warbler. Jack pine is a great replacement for the invasive Scots pine. Young jack pine is susceptible to deer pressure.
Height 50 – 75 ft.
Spread 10 – 20 ft.
Growth rate Fast, medium
Sun Full sun
Water use Low
Soil Sandy, dry, neutral or acidic soils
Bloom time April – May
Bloom color Red, yellow
Fruit type Cone
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Good for wildlife, windbreak
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

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