jack pine - Pinaceae Pinus banksiana

Foliage

jack pine Foliage

Bark

jack pine Bark

Twig

jack pine Twig

Cone

jack pine Cone

Form

jack pine Form

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Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciesbanksiana
Common Namejack pine
iTree CodePIBA2

Plant Form

FormTree: small to medium, with irregular crown
Height80 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliageneedles are always a yellow green color, 2 needles in a bundle, often twistedLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles2
Barkthe bark is scaly with irregular flaky plates. The flakes reveal a yellow orange inner bark while the outer bark is brown black
Bud.25 inches long cylindrical with resin, pale red brownBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigsmooth twigs with red brown coloring
Flowermonoecious, male flowers are yellowish while female colors are purple
FruitThe cone is 1 to 3 inches long, usually curved inwards and remain closed, persist for many years and open only when exposed to high heat such as a fire.
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin6.0SoilLow
Max6bMax8.1SprayLow

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantLowNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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