High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine
Pinus banksiana 'Uncle Fogy'
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 1
A spreading and trailing shrub, very unlike the species, tends to crawl along the ground and over rocks or walls, also grown as a weeping accent tree if grafted on a standard; durable and hardy, interesting for detail use in the garden
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Uncle Fogy Jack Pine will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This is a selection of a native North American species.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.