Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Buddy’)

Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo

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

Tips 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!

Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Buddy’) Details

Common name Buddy Dwarf Male Ginkgo
Botanical name Ginkgo biloba 'Buddy'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color yellow