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Vaccinium x 'Top Hat'

TOP HAT BLUEBERRY

Buy Top Hat Blueberry online. This small compact fruiting shrub matures at 1 to 2 feet tall. It features white blooms in the spring and produces full size fruit. It also features red foliage. Top Hat is perfect for defined borders plantings or growing in patio containers.

Height:

2-4 Feet

Spread:

2-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Rough
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Fruit Type*
  • Edible Fruit
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Small Fruit
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Blueberries flower and fruit best in full sun, although they will tolerate partial shade. Remove flowers the first year to allow more of the plants energy to go to root development. Soil PH must be between 4 and 5.5 and contain a lot of organic matter. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Top Hat has small sweet fruit that is produced late in the season. Blueberries are rich in Vitamin C, manganese and are high in antioxidants. Best production when planted with another variety. Plant early,mid and late season varieties for several months of production.