Syringa vulgaris ''Elsdancer''

Tiny Dancer Lilac: Patent TM

Categories: Shrubs

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.  Violet-purple buds open into lavender flowers, ranking it among the Forsythia and crabapples as a benchmark of spring.

More About Syringa vulgaris ''Elsdancer''

  • a GREAT smaller lilac

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. 

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4-5 ft


3-6 ft


2-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Syringa vulgaris ''Elsdancer'' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Hedging
  • Specimen
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Fragrant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Flower Color

  • Lavender
  • Purple


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