Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' / Manomet Jack pine

Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' is a dwarf, irregular, squat globose, selection of Jack pine with 0.25 inch (0.6 mm) long, medium green needles. After 10 years of growth, a plant will be considered mature at only 2 feet (60 cm) tall, suggesting a rate of growth of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as one of four seedlings selected in 1979 by Al Fordham and Humphrey Welch at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts. All of which were named for native American tribes, the others being 'Chippewa,' 'Neponset,' and 'Wisconsin.'

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Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' in a private garden in Kansas.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' — a well-maintained mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Pinus banksiana 'Manomet' — a closeup of candles extending with new growth.
Photo by Bill Barger

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