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Jack Pine vs Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus banksiana

Pinus cembra

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Jack Pine
Swiss Stone Pine

Jack Pine is a cold tolerant native species that can survive on dry, sandy or gravelly sites.

Similar to Scots Pine, though somewhat larger, Jack Pine is known for its yellow-green needles, spreading crown, and irregular form. If you have a tough site to plant, this tree may be right for you.

Swiss Stone Pine is a hardy, slow-growing evergreen. Narrowly pyramidal while young, this long-lived tree is adaptable to many soil types. Due to its shape and density, Swiss Stone Pine is a versatile shade or accent tree.

Although our pictures don't show it, this seldom seen tree is among the most attractive conifers we have seen and is likely why it is the most chosen tree used for memorials or dedications in public parks.

Swiss Stone Pine is also sought after for the large seeds it produces. They are often used as pine nuts are and are tasty in pesto.

JACK PINE QUICK FACTS

SWISS STONE PINE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: green
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 3 - 4 m (10 - 12 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)