First Editions® Snowdance™ Japanese Tree Lilac

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Lavish First Editions® Snowdance™ Japanese Tree Lilac

  • Exquisite Blooms Every Year
  • Incredible June Flowering Presentation
  • Huge, Creamy-White Panicles Scent Your Property
  • Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators Appreciate the Nectar
  • Beautiful Cut Flowers
  • Lustrous, Dark Green Leaves
  • Casts Dense Shade
  • Great Shade Tree for Small Space Lots
  • Formal Spreading, Vase-Shaped Canopy
  • Attractive Horizontal Branching
  • Dark Red Bark Adds Winter Interest
  • Tolerates Urban Conditions
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Deer Tend to Avoid This Tree
  • Pest and Disease Free
  • Grow as a Single Trunk Tree, or Use as a Large Shrub

Anchor your planting bed with the showy good looks of fragrant First Editions® Snowdance™ Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata 'Bailnce' PP# 20,458).This sophisticated choice works beautifully in the front yard; and easily jazzes up the backyard, too.

Although Snowdance is lovely all year-long...the June blooms are when it truly shines. Long after the other Lilacs have finished blooming, this flowering tree puts forth a generous helping of creamy-white bloom clusters.

Specially selected for its outstanding bloom production, Snowdance simply dazzles in the early summer. The huge panicles are held above the dark green foliage in an unforgettable display.

It's not only their sight that is so's also their scent! This is the perfect perfume for graduation parties and the annual opening of your pool!

Yes...we just said "annual". Some Japanese Tree Lilacs are biennial, meaning they bloom every other year.

Not Snowdance! This superior cultivar starts blooming from a young age, and delivers a reliable flowering year after year.

Even once the flower power finishes, you'll appreciate how the glossy, dark green leaves are held densely on horizontal tiered branches. Plan for outdoor fun in their lush, relaxing shade all season long.

Even after the large leaves drop, that gorgeous spreading vase-shape looks beautiful. Subtle, yet significant, winter interest is a valuable ornamental asset for a small landscape tree.

Smooth, dark red bark makes an attractive contrast to light snow. This is a great tree to decorate for the Holidays, and to uplight with exterior lighting all year-long.

Compact Snowdance is a great fit for smaller lots; but can be informally grouped for big impact in larger landscapes. Treat yourself and your neighborhood to this fantastic scented floral display.

Place your order for Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac today if it's in stock. This elegant tree is in very high demand, and we'll run out quickly.

How to Use First Editions® Snowdance™ Japanese Tree Lilac in the Landscape

You have a choice to make with this versatile plant. Do you want to keep the main trunk limbed up to use as a pretty tree to decorate your patio or anchor the foundation planting at the corner of your house?

Or are you looking for privacy with a large-scale backdrop shrub? If so, keep those lowest branches on and encourage them to fill in.

Either way is equally attractive. After all, this is a wonderful vase-shaped plant that you'll be proud to grow!

In tiny yards, one is very attractive as a specimen with a heavy bloom of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. Include seating nearby to study the large, fragrant panicles up close and personal.

In the front yard, add three in a group planting to grace a raised berm. We recommend an informal planting pattern with a loose triangle of varied spacing for the most natural look.

Create a park-like feel on larger properties. Snowdance mixes well with Crabapple, Flowering Dogwood Linden and Sourwood. Mix and match your favorites for a special garden feature.

You could even evenly space them along the perimeter of your property. Use an alternating planting pattern...first three Snowdance, then three Spring Snow Crabapple then three White-Flowering Dogwood and repeat to create a pleasing cadence.

Make shrubby plants work hard as impeccable screening along your existing chain link fence. They can be incorporated into mature shelterbelts and windbreaks with evergreens, too.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Provide a planting site in full sun. Carefree Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac does need at least six hours of sunlight a day.

Well-drained soils are best. Add 18 inches of soil and spread to three feet for an elevated mound to plant in to improve drainage.

Moderate water on a consistent basis will keep your tree happy and healthy. Apply mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation, but please pull it back away from the trunk six inches.

Snowdance blooms in June, and the old seed heads can be pruned off at that time. You might also choose to snip them beforehand to bring them indoors for lavish cut flower arrangements.

Apply an organic, slow-release fertilizer for flowering trees in spring. Please keep high nitrogen lawn fertilizers away from your they will reduce the amount of blooms you see each year.

Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac adds value to your property. Don't miss out on your chance to grow one or many more.

Order today before we sell out of our limited inventory of this disease-free Lilac tree!

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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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.

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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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First Editions® Snowdance™ Japanese Tree Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Syringa reticulata 'Bailnce'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes