Tinkerbelle® Lilac

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Sweet and petite, the Tinkerbelle® Lilac (Syringa 'Bailbelle' PP12294) is a gorgeous spring-blooming deciduous shrub with gorgeous, fragrant flowers. Your Tinkerbelle Lilac is in the Fairytale series and certainly lives up to that image with its magical beauty, and abundance of flowers, scent and form. Deep red to dark pink buds appear in spring, opening to 5-inch long panicles of gloriously pink flowers in mid to late spring.

The traditional Lilac fragrance is enchanting but has added spicy notes! The blooms are sure to draw you in for a closer look as well as provide a strong lure for your pollinators. The 3-inch long oval leaves are a vibrant dark green and fill out your Tinkerbelle for a lush full look! Adding lovely greenery to your landscape throughout the summer months and into fall.

Tinkerbelle Lilac has an upright nature with a rounded habit. Tinkerbelle is urban tolerant, disease-resistant that even deer tend to pass it by. It requires very little effort but provides an enormous return in the sumptuous beauty it will bring to your home.

Planting and Application:

Plant a few TinkerbelleLilac as an informal hedge or en masse as a spectacular spring display that won't be missed! Rows for privacy, groupings for wildlife and as fragrant banks of screening around your seating and entertaining areas! For a dense hedge, plant 2 to 3 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next. If you want an easy-breezy hedge that billows in the breezes, you can increase that space to 3 to 4 feet apart.

Even just one will add a splash of color next to your outbuilding or at a side entrance. Anchor a foundation planting, create lovely accents and back-of-the-border color along cottage and perennial beds! Any garden becomes a pollinator and cut flower garden with a scented Lilac in its midst!

The lovely two-tone hue of the blooms paired with the steady green of the foliage makes lovely spring, summer, and fall accents! The blooms of this petite shrub look perfect mixed with other Lilac varieties and bring butterflies and hummingbirds who love easy access to the delicious nectar.

Use as a fantastic single focal point, or in groupings of three or odd numbers, for the most natural look. Underplant with smaller evergreens and other flowering plants. Don't forget the spring bulbs to really maximize the spring display!

Want a truly unique specimen and focal point for your property? Try pairing your Tinkerbelle Shrubs with a high-end Tinkerbelle Lilac Tree-Form! Elevate your plantings with varying height and interest that is sure to turn heads!

  • Dark Pink Buds & Bright Pink Blooms
  • Very Fragrant Panicle Flowers
  • Lovely Green Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Rounded Form Urban Tolerant
  • Great Foundation Plant, Border, Specimen & Cut Flowers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

To keep Tinkerbelle at its happiest and healthiest, make sure to plant in full sun in some well-drained soil and a layer of mulch and you'll owner to the happiest Lilac on the block. If there is too much shade, your Lilac will limp along and produce leaves, but it will likely never produce blooms.

Air circulation is always a good idea for Lilacs. If you see long-lasting puddles in the area you want to plant, bring in additional native soil and create a mound 18 - 24 inches. Plant directly in that mound. This is especially true if you have clay soils. Lilacs do not tolerate standing water or wet feet but do appreciate their root system covered with 3-4 inches of Arborist bark chips.

Prune directly following the bloom to correct crossing branches or remove any broken limbs. Lilacs bloom on last year's wood. If you prune too early or too late, you'll lose the flowers for next spring. Prune it right after it finishes flowering ensuring you will enjoy an abundance of flowers the next year.

Tinkerbelle Lilac is deer-resistant but, if deer populations are high and the food is limited deer may sample any plant. If you live with deer in your area, apply repellent spray on planting day. Deer are hungry and curious, and you want to train them to leave your plants alone. Reapply according to the label.

  • Full Sun & Good Air Circulation
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Mulched Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Only Immediately After Flowering
  • Hardy, Easy Care & Resistant to Powdery Mildew
  • Powdery Mildew Resistant & Deer Tolerant

Lilacs are always valued ornamental shrubs for the landscape, and Tinkerbelle is an exquisite variety of Lilac. Plant a darling Tinkerbelle Lilac today and bring some of its Fairytale magic to your home this year! Order yours at NatureHills.com today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does Tinkerbelle Lilac get?

Tinkerbelle Lilac can reach a mature height of 5 - 6 feet tall and a width of 4 - 5 feet in optimal conditions.

Is the Tinkerbelle Lilac any good?

The Tinkerbelle Lilac is a fantastic fragrant shrub that is smaller and more compact than other Lilac varieties.

How do you take care of a Tinkerbelle Lilac?

Provide your Lilac with full sun and well-drained enriched soil that has a good layer of mulch over the soil surface. Water moderately yet consistently and fertilize with a blooming plant fertilizer at least once a year. Prune only immediately after the first flowers have faded.

Are Tinkerbelle Lilac Bushes fragrant?

Tinkerbelle Lilacs carrying the distinctive Lilac scent!

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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.

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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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Tinkerbelle® Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa 'Bailbelle'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes