Syringa vulgaris 'Elsdancer' Tiny Dancer ™

Remarkable heat tolerance in a compact lilac.

Size 4-5′ tall by 3-4′ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-8
Sun / Shade full sun to part shade
Soil average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, foundations, small urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Large, intensely fragrant lavender pink blooms on a compact, mildew resistant plant.
Propagation Methods vegetative cuttings
Bloom Time May-June

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

In the fragrance of Tiny Dancer™ past meets future with a memorable scent. Too long considered a leggy plant for old-fashioned gardens, this lilac has a compact form, making it ideal anywhere hard-working, independent plants are needed. In addition to the cold-hardiness expected from a lilac, Tiny Dancer™   boasts remarkable heat tolerance, growing and blooming where few lilacs have gone before. Even in Zone 8, violet-purple buds open into lavender flowers, ranking it among the dogwoods and azaleas as a benchmark of spring. Large panicles measure 4 to 5 inches, and the large florets make each cluster appear luxuriously full. Foliage and flowers are in perfect scale, one complementing the other. You know the feeling when everything is right about a plant. It exudes quality. That is our Tiny Dancer, and we are happy to bring it to you, one of the best new plants for today’s garden.