Tiny Dancer™ Lilac

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Even if your only outdoor space is a postage-sized balcony, you can grow your own incredible Lilac blooms. Gain that fabulous springtime scent and a much-needed season-long screening plant. Tiny Dancer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Elsdancer') stays small enough to be grown in outdoor containers! Frankly, it's just a perfect fit for modern lifestyles and smaller urban lots.

Tiny Dancer Lilac features a compact form that never gets leggy' and develops plenty of big blooms come spring! The stems are nice and strong, holding up the redolent blooms with graceful ease. These flowering panicles are highly sought after for cut flower arrangements and by bees and butterflies and even a hummingbird or two!

These satisfying blooms are show-stoppers! Each panicle is the length of your hand, with large florets that look very full. Nothing can compare with the sight and scent of Lilac bushes in your yard. Herald every spring with huge, 5-inch panicles of clustered lavender blossoms. Make happy memories! Plant Tiny Dancer™ from Nature Hills and appreciate their floriferous, indulgent scent every year.

Planting and Application:

We're so pleased to offer this especially fragrant variety. Place them anywhere you have plenty of sunshine. This compact Lilac delivers outstanding color and fragrance in a foundation planting. Try tucking a pair on either side of your front door. Imagine how nice it will be for your guests to savor their fragrance on entry!

Tiny Dancer™ makes a wonderful backdrop to a Butterfly Garden. Use them as a backdrop to highlight smaller, sun-loving perennials. Jazz up the look of your mature evergreens by making room for a few of these cuties! Separate the front yard from a sidewalk with the easy-going nature of Tiny Dancer™!

You can also create an outstanding short hedge with a long row of Tiny Dancers. Plant them two feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the next. Define your landscape, and accent your property line with their trim, showy good looks. Groupings in threes create pinpoint privacy and bird-friendly habitat.

Add plenty to cutting gardens. Don't forget to include sprays of the foliage, it's a perfect contrast to the blooms, after all. The blossoms make a durable cut flower and maintain their intense fragrance in any location. Place Tiny Dancer™ in containers at least 24-inches wide. Install a very modern effect with several containers spaced evenly along the length of your patio. What could be easier?

  • Long Trusses of Light Purple-Pink Blooms
  • Diminutive Shrub Delivers Outstanding Performance
  • Each Oversized Floret Makes a Big Impact
  • Incredible Lilac Fragrance
  • Well-Appointed, Glossy Green Leaves
  • Perfect for Small Space Gardens & Can Be Grown in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide Tiny Dancer Lilac full sun, with at least six hours of direct light each day. The more sun - the more flowers! Air circulation is always a good idea for Lilacs and they must be planted in well-drained soil. Boost up your plants in an elevated planting bed, if your soil stays soggy. We recommend you give Lilacs a medium amount of water all season to protect your investment. This is especially true for shrubs grown in containers.

Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system. Then, pull it back away from touching the stems directly to provide proper air circulation. Use fertilizer for flowering shrubs according to the directions and avoid Lawn fertilizers which will reduce flowering, and should be kept away from your Lilac.

Prune after the blooms are done, and don't wait too long. These bloom on old wood, so trim promptly to avoid removing next year's flowers. Give these superior shrubs a place of honor in your landscape. You'll love them for a very long time, with proper care.

  • Easy Care in Full Sun
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Very Cold Hardy & More Heat Tolerant Than Other Varieties
  • Deer & Mildew Resistant
  • Best Lilac for the Warmer Zones to 8

Try them as a charming plant gift. They could welcome a little baby girl, or celebrate a big milestone. Please order this popular variety right away. We'll sell out of every crop. Order Tiny Dancer™ Lilac right away from NatureHills.com because these are very desirable landscape assets and we will sell out quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does Tiny Dancer™ Lilac get?

Tiny Dancer™ Lilac can reach a mature height of 4-5 feet tall and a width of 3-4 feet in optimal conditions.

Is the Tiny Dancer™ Lilac any good?

The Tiny Dancer™ Lilac is a fantastic small-sized compact shrub with lovely lavender-pink blooms and that classic Lilac scent.

How do you take care of a Tiny Dancer™ 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.

Is Tiny Dancer™ Lilac fragrant?

Tiny Dancer™ Lilac carries the distinctive Lilac family scent!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Tiny Dancer™ Lilac for sale here 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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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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Tiny Dancer™ Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4 - 8
Growing Zones 4 - 8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa vulgaris 'Elsdancer'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes