Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo

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Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Buddy') is a truly unique little specimen with iconic fan-shaped soft green leaves that are cute and contorted to create a ruffled, almost rosette look on the shorter, dwarf stems! Forming a mounded display with an irregular growing form so that no two plants are alike!

Male Ginkgos won't produce the stinky slimy fruit that pollinated female Ginkgos can, and remain low-maintenance and very easy to grow bright green specimens! Ginkgo trees are beloved by so many, not only because of their interesting history but because they are beautiful trees with virtually no disease or insect problems! They are also very long-lived! Spring brings greenish-yellow catkins but there won't be any of the offensive-smelling fruit.

In fall, this darling little Ginkgo still has the brilliant golden-yellow fall color once the chill enters the air! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 8! 'Buddy' was found as a Witch's Broom in Wadsworth, Ohio, and at maturity will only reach a height and width of 3-5 feet in size!

Planting and Application:

Buddy Dwarf Ginkgo is the perfect little plant to be highlighted in a high-profile location near the front entrance of a home! The perfect plant for a courtyard and tolerates urban conditions beautifully! Buddy is an excellent plant to use on a berm or raised bed. Use Buddy near a patio where it can be enjoyed and not grow out of bounds.

The small stature of Buddy makes it great for containers and planters so you can keep these hardy little focal points and fairy garden planters! Try pairing this little low-growing shrubby tree with an equally unique topiary Troll Ginkgos or as a skirting around the base of a Skytower™ Columnar Ginkgo! Use this fantastic little focal point near water features and in miniature Zen gardens!

  • Unique Dwarf Shrub Ginkgo
  • Fan-Shaped Soft Green Foliage
  • Fruitless/Seedless Male Selection
  • Cold Hardy & Insect/Disease Free
  • Excellent Small Focal Point, Courtyards, Front Entrance & Containers

#ProPlantTips For Care

Dwarf Ginkgo biloba prefers sunny locations and needs well-drained soils yet adapts to most any soil type. This little guy doesn't produce any fruit because it is a male selection but is just as low maintenance and easy to grow as their larger cousins! Little pruning is needed, trim occasionally only to shape or prune with some character as an accent!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Nearly Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Rarey Requires Pruning
  • Slow-Growing Low Maintenance Dwarf

A rare and fanciful treat, the Male, Dwarf Buddy Ginkgo will delight you for years to come! Hurry and order this brand-new selection today from the experts at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ginkgo biloba 'Buddy'
Type Deciduous
Size Dwarf
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time n/a
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No