Pinus banksiana

Common name: Jack Pine

Native plant

A good choice for poor, dry sandy soils with loads of sun and no protection. It is seen growing on dunes off the lake with winds and temperatures that would give me nightmares. It cannot handle poorly drained sites or heavy clay soils. Some people have told me that this is the go-to-heck pine, and it does tend to be aesthetically challenged. I happen to like the asymmetric look and the personality that the branching lends this plant.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
25 Feet
Mature width
15 Feet
Max height
45 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Great for Screening/Border Plantings Loved by birds

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