Jack pine (Pinus banksiana)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Pinus banksiana

Common English name: Jack pine

Other names: Banksian pine, gray pine, scrub pine

French name: Pin gris

Habitat

Found on poor quality sites like coarse sands, shallow soils, and even permafrost.

Other notes

This pine is the most widely distributed in Canada.

Hardiness zone(s)

0a, 0b, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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