Pinus banksiana 'H.J. Welch' / H.J. Welch Jack pine

Pinus banksiana 'H.J. Welch' is a compact, globose, bushy dwarf selection of Jack pine with shiny, short, medium- to light-green needles. Typical rate of growth in most areas in 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year, uniformly in all directions. After 10 years, a mature specimen will grow to dimensions of 18 inches (45 cm) tall and wide.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1974 by A.G. Johnson at Minnesota Botanical Gardens, Minneapolis and sent to Humphrey Welch in Great Britain where it was named and introduced to the nursery trade.

Pinus banksiana H.J. Welch in a private garden in Europe.
Photo by Clement Anthoine