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Cultivar Notes - 'TinkerbelleŽ'
'Tinkerbelle' exhibits a growth habit and bloom time similar to Dwarf Korean, but with a pleasing spicy fragrance and incredible wine-red flower buds that open to pink. The small dark green leaves show good mildew resistance.
Series Notes - FairytaleŽ
Introduced by Bailey Nurseries, the FairytaleŽ series of lilacs are all once-blooming dwarf varieties, hardy in USDA zones 3 through 7. All have a spicy lilac fragrance.
Genus Notes - Syringa
Syringa is the Lilac genus, most often represented by S. vulgaris, the Common or French Lilac. Less well known but equally useful are the species Lilacs, compact and floriferous shrubs that are rarely bothered by powdery mildew. Lilacs develop their best habit and flowers when grown in full sun and prefer average to fertile soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline and well-drained. Though moderately drought tolerant, they still prefer supplemental water during very dry spells. Next year's flower buds are set shortly after blooming, so prune directly after their yearly display.