Pinus banksiana 'Tucker's Dwarf' / Tucker's Dwarf Jack pine

Pinus banksiana 'Tucker's Dwarf' is a irregular dwarf, spreading dwarf selection of Jack pine with very dense foliage comprising short medium green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will stand 10 inches (25 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, a rate of growth of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year considerably more outward than up.

This cultivar originated in 1978 at Tucker's nursery in Michigan. It was selected by Harry Elkins who sent cuttings to Tage Lundell is Sweden resulting in simultaneous release in both countries. The plant is also seen listed as 'Elkin's Dwarf.'

Pinus banksiana 'Tucker's Dwarf' in a private garden in Europe.
Photo by Clement Anthoine