Tiny Dancer™ Lilac

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Powerful, Petite Punch Tiny Dancer™ Lilac

  • Diminutive Shrub Delivers Outstanding Performance
  • Long Trusses of Light Purple-Pink Blooms
  • Each Oversized Floret Makes a Big Impact
  • Incredible Lilac Fragrance
  • Welcome Spring Bloomer
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fits in Small Space Gardens
  • Well-Appointed, Glossy Green Leaves
  • Can Be Grown in Containers
  • Lovely Flowering Screen
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Very Cold Hardy and More Heat Tolerant Than Other Varieties

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.

We're so pleased to offer this especially fragrant variety. Place them anywhere you have plenty of sunshine.

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.

Cut a few for indoor arrangements. Or...leave them in place to take delight in counting all the visiting butterflies.

These satisfying blooms are show-stoppers. Each panicle is the length of your hand, with large florets that look very full.

Try them as a charming plant gift. They could welcome a little baby girl, or celebrate a big milestone.

Maybe your little ballerina just graduated from medical school. Help her unwind with a pair of these easy-care shrubs.

Make happy memories! Plant Tiny Dancer from Nature Hills and appreciate their floriferous, indulgent scent every year.

Please order this popular variety right away. We'll sell out of every crop.

How to Use Tiny Dancer™ Lilac in the Landscape

This compact Lilac delivers outstanding color and fragrance in a foundation planting. Jazz up the look of your mature evergreens by making room for a few of these cuties.

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 on the north side of smaller, sun-loving perennials.

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.

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.

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 them in containers at least 24" wide. Install a very modern effect with several containers spaced evenly along the length of your patio. What could be easier?

#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!

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 a fertilizer for flowering shrubs according to the directions. Lawn fertilizers will reduce flowering, and should be kept away from your Tiny Dancer.

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.

Order Tiny Dancer Lilac ASAP. These are very desirable landscape assets and we will sell out quickly.

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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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 Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes