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Shoodic Pine

Pinus banksiana 'Schoodic'

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Shoodic Pine (Pinus banksiana 'Schoodic') at Bachman's Landscaping

Shoodic Pine

Shoodic Pine

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Shoodic Dwarf Jack Pine


A mounding prostrate form of this evergreen; features green needles small dwarf stems that are on a spreading flat mat; very slow growing, making it an excellent choice for the border, as a groundcover or accent

Ornamental Features

Shoodic Pine has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Shoodic Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shoodic Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Shoodic Pine will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features