Jade Butterfly Ginkgo

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Jade Butterfly Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Buddy') is a truly unique little specimen with the family's iconic fan-shaped leaves in an unusual striking bright green! Dwarf, densely branched, and vase-shaped as it slowly and steadily grows to a mid-sized specimen tree! 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!

Spring brings bee-friendly greenish-yellow catkins but Jade Butterfly is a male Ginkgo so it won't produce the offensive-smelling, slimy fruit that pollinated female Ginkgos can! While still remaining low-maintenance and very easy-to-grow bright green specimen!

In fall, this darling smaller, space-saving Ginkgo tree retains the brilliant golden-yellow fall color once the chill enters the air! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 8! Very long-lived, Jade Butterfly Ginkgo at maturity will only reach a height of 12-15 feet tall and spread 6-10 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Jade Butterfly Ginkgo is the perfect little tree to be highlighted in a high-profile location near the front entrance to your home or in a raised berm on the front lawn! Ideal for use as street trees, Ginkgo is well-known to tolerate urban conditions and shrug off pollution! The perfect plant for a smaller courtyard, Jade Butterfly provides easy shade and structure to the landscape! Use near a patio, over seating areas, or in large planters where it can be enjoyed and not grow out of bounds.

The small stature of the Jade Butterfly makes it great for specimen plantings, focal points, and anchors to your home's foundation planting. Try pairing this unusual tree with an equally unique Troll Ginkgo topiary near water features and in minimalist and Zen gardens!

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

#ProPlantTips For Care

Jade Butterfly 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 from a more shrubby tree to a neater/tidier form.

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

A unique and colorful delight, the male Jade Butterfly Ginkgo adds vibrant foliage to your landscape 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Jade Butterfly Ginkgo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ginkgo biloba 'Jade Butterfly'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No