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Pinus banksiana 'Uncle Fogy'

More About Pinus banksiana 'Uncle Fogy'

  • Erratic growth habit
  • Pendulous, curvy branching lends a unique character to this plant
  • Pairs of needles remain green throughout the year
  • A real specimen in a rock garden

Interesting Notes:

The legend is that the name, ‘Uncle Fogy’ is believed to have come from the excessive resin that oozes from the new buds and, presumably, reminding the viewer of a toothless old man who drooled.

Zone:

3

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

3-4 m
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Uncle Fogy Jack Pine Growing and Maintenance Tips

A unique specimen with its unusual curving and trailing branches providing visual interest over slopes or rocky areas. It can be staked to provide a more varied height. Extremely adaptable, it tolerates heat, cold, dry, sandy, or poor soils.

Ultimate height and spread depend on training.


Pinus banksiana 'Uncle Fogy' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape

Habit

Prostrate
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Pinus banksiana 'Uncle Fogy'

Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'

Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'

Hillside Creeper Scots Pine

Pinus parviflora 'Fukuzumi'

Pinus parviflora 'Fukuzumi'

Fukuzumi Japanese White Pine

Pinus strobus 'Prostrata'

Pinus strobus 'Prostrata'

Prostrate Eastern White Pine