Pinus banksiana 'West Hawk Lake' / West Hawk Lake Jack pine

Pinus banksiana 'West Hawk Lake' is a dwarf, globose selection of Jack pine with light green foliage typical to that of the species. It's growth rate is fairly slow, rarely exceeding an inch (2.5 cm) per year. After 10 years in the garden, a mature specimen will stand 16 inches (40 cm) tall and wide.

This cultivar originated is a witch's broom found in 1991 by Günter Horstmann at the West Hawk Lake resort in Manitoba, Canada. He released into the nursery trade via his namesake nursery in Schneverdingen, Germany in 2003.

Pinus banksiana 'West Hawk Lake' in a private garden in Europe.
Photo by Clement Anthoine