Pinus resinosa ‘Knee Knocker’

This fluffy broom was knee high on a young red pine tree, a real “knee-knocker”, discovered near Marquette, Michigan. This cultivar is part of the Davisons’ Gitche Gumee Collection of the Lake Superior region. The broom grafts nicely and the lush dark green long needles of the grafted specimens almost have a tropical texture, but hardy to zone 3, as noted by Sam Pratt of the Conifer Kingdom/Rare Tree Nursery. Pinus resinosa ‘Knee Knocker’ is also on display at the Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Red pine broom, 'Knee Knocker'
Red pine broom, Pinus resinosa ‘Knee Knocker’
Pinus resinosa 'Knee Knocker' specimen with healthy new buds!
Pinus resinosa ‘Knee Knocker’ specimen with healthy new buds!