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Vaccinium 'Top Hat' (Blueberry)

Blueberry 'Top Hat'


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 the 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 good organic mulch.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch out for vine weevil, powdery mildews, and chlorosis (manganese and iron deficiencies).
  • No pruning is required.
  • Propagation: Take 4-6in (10-15cm) softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Vaccinium - Blueberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Patio and Containers, Small Gardens

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Vaccinium - Blueberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Patio and Containers, Small Gardens

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