Pinus banksiana 'Broom' / Broom Jack pine

Pinus banksiana 'Broom' is a dwarf selection of Jack pine that grows in an irregularly upright manner with dense foliage growing to ground level. The branch structure is irregular and curving and has short, shiny, medium green needles. It is extremely hardy and adaptable, to heat, cold, and dry, sandy or poor soils. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 30 inches (75 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, a growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1980 by Eddie Rezek of Malverne, Long Island, New York.

Pinus banksiana 'Broom' — in a private garden in Kansas.
Photo by David Stegmaier