Tiny Dancer™ Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Elsdancer'

Spectacular and fragrant, with violet-purple buds that open to large four- to five-inch clusters of lavender florets on a nice rounded, compact shrub. More cold hardy and far more heat tolerant than other varieties, with mildew-resistant foliage. Makes a superb foundation planting, hedge, or accent in a wildlife or cutting garden. Deciduous.
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3 - 8

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah vul-GAIR-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Increase watering before spring bloom and feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune immediately after flowering to promote following year's bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

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