Jade Butterfly Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’)

Jade Butterfly Ginkgo

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

Tips 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!

Jade Butterfly Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterfly’) Details

Common name Jade Butterfly Ginkgo
Botanical name Ginkgo biloba 'Jade Butterfly'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 6 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color yellow