Vaccinium 'Top Hat' (Highbush Blueberry) is a dwarf rounded deciduous shrub, with small oval fresh green leaves turning attractive shades of orange in the fall. In late spring, a profusion of white flowers give way to clusters of medium-sized, firm, dusky blue blueberries which ripen in mid season (early-mid summer). Perfect for small gardens or containers. Top Hat is a self pollinating blueberry variety, but it is recommended that more than one be planted to ensure maximum pollination, and largest fruit yields.
- Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
- A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in well-drained, moisture-retentive, organically rich, acidic soil. Plant in a sheltered site and provide a good organic mulch.
- No serious pest or disease issues. Watch out for vine weevil, powdery mildews, chlorosis (manganese and iron deficiencies).
- No pruning required.
- Propagation: Take 4-6in (10-15cm) softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.