- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 5-7' tall
- Mature Width: 5-7' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 6-10' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Tinkerbelle® Lilac?
The Tree Form Tinkerbelle® Lilac is a cute little pixie of a tree that will make a charming accent piece in your entryway garden, foundation plantings, or patio area. Shaped like a lollipop, this petite grafted specimen tree raises its attractive foliage and perky pink blossoms above surrounding plantings for all to see. Put it near a well-traveled path where you and your guests will be sure to spy it when coming or going, and where you’ll inhale its sweet perfume when it blooms in late spring. Unlike your grandma’s Lilac, Tinkerbelle® won’t get mildewy leaves, and it will never outgrow its allotted space, making it perfect for today’s smaller landscapes.
Tinkerbelle® Lilac has its birthplace in the upper Midwest (so you know it’s cold-hardy!) and was developed by a plant breeder named Neal Holland in North Dakota in the 1970s. Holland crossed two dwarf Lilacs to create the hybrid plant: one parent was the dapper and uber-popular Dwarf Korean Lilac, and the other was the fragrant and floriferous ‘Superba’ Littleleaf Lilac. From the crop that resulted from that pairing, Tinkerbelle® was a standout for its dense habit, its superior hardiness, and its abundant wine-red buds which open to spicy-scented pink flowers. It was put into production by Bailey Nurseries of St. Paul, Minnesota and marketed under their line of compact Lilacs known as the Fairytale® Series.
How to use in the landscape?
Normally taking the form of a small shrub, Tinkerbelle® Lilac gets a new treatment in the Bower & Branch™ version. Our growers have grafted the low-growing plant onto a trunk, or “standard,” so that it looks like a tidy little tree. The trunk belongs to the Japanese Tree Lilac, a wonderful Lilac Tree loved for—among other things—its showy, mahogany-brown, Cherry-like bark. Which means that from head to toe, this one’s a looker!
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
Mature Height: 5-7' tall
Mature Width: 5-7' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 6-10' apart
How To Plant
To ensure that your Tree Form Tinkerbelle® Fairytale Lilac lives happily ever after in your landscape, there are only a few things you should be aware of. You’ll want to be sure to plant it in a location where it can receive full sun all day and in soil that is well drained. It will grow well in many types of soil, but it can’t cope with “wet feet.” Those in the northern states will have the most success with this cold-loving tree; it may struggle in the Deep South. Otherwise, this cutie pie is easygoing and generally pest- and disease-free. Do any pruning directly after the blooms fade, so as to not sacrifice the next year’s blossoms (the flower buds are formed in summer).
How To Water
Water deeply, and regularly during first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).