Its autumn color, early spring flowers, small habit, ease of care, and fragrant foliage make this shrub highly ornamental. It is well-adapted in wet areas, great for naturalizing, and rarely taller than head-high.
Syringa vulgaris Tiny Dancer™ 'Elsdancer' (Tiny Dancer™ Common Lilac)
Iconic lilacs - everybody's grandma had one, but this selection has a compact form; giving it strong modern appeal across a wide range. Memorable, pleasant fragrance. In addition to its expected cold-hardiness, Tiny Dancer™ boasts remarkable heat tolerance, growing and blooming well in the South. Even in Zone 8, violet-purple buds open into lavender flowers, joining dogwoods and azaleas as a marker of spring. Large panicles measure 4 to 5 in., the big florets making each cluster appear luxuriously full. Foliage and flowers are in perfect scale, one complementing the other. You know the feeling when everything is in balance with a plant: it exudes quality. We're inspired to bring Tiny Dancer™ to you, an updated version of an old classic for today's gardens.