A perfect container plant, the Top Hat Blueberry bush (Vaccinium 'Top Hat') brings flavor and ornamental quality to your landscape. It will grow fast to fill out the pot for a gorgeous look! It can also be grown in-ground as well where it becomes the perfect garden border plant.
Top Hat is a self-pollinating dwarf hybrid Blueberry. It explodes with bell-shaped, plentiful white blossoms in spring that will be buzzing with pollinators. You'll definitely appreciate it as a prolific producer of dainty, sweet-flavored fruit that ripens in mid-season.
The berries are wonderful fresh off the bush or used in baked desserts. The medium to large-sized berries have a long hang time, so you can pick them at your convenience! From spring bloom to harvest, this plant is always performing. You'll love the wonderful display of fiery red bronze fall color. Top Hat's smaller size and perfect shape is even evident in the winter when it has lost all of its leaves.
It was actually selected at Michigan State University for its perfect shape. This special cross was done by the world-famous hybridizer, Dr. Stanley Johnston who you may know also created the fabulous Red Haven Peach. Top Hat was most likely crossed in the 1960s, though the full value would not be appreciated until the 1980s. This small, versatile Blueberry shrub looks great in containers. Bonsai enthusiasts love this plant. Top Hat will even produce flowers and fruit in a bonsai dish!
The absolute perfect shape of the Top Hat impressed all that viewed it in the early trials. This is a spherical bush with handsome, pointed leathery leaves and firm, sweet berries which sit on the outside of the plant. The cute berries really add to the ornamental and nutrient value with high vitamin and antioxidant content.
Blueberry bushes love full sun, and Top Hat can tolerate partial shade, especially in hotter climates. Note that less sun can mean fewer of the lovely white flowers and fruit in cooler growing zones 4-7. The deciduous plants grow in a slightly acidic, well-drained location for your shrub, and blueberries require moderate, yet consistent moisture throughout the growing zone. Pruning info can be found here in our Garden Blog.
Imagine picking your own healthy, delicious blueberries. It's a great experience for the whole family and you'll have plenty to share with friends. Eat them fresh or use them in place of wild blueberries for pies, muffins, cobblers, jams, preserves, and syrup. This superior Blueberry really delivers on charm, nutrition and taste. Order yours from NatureHills.com today!
How tall do Top Hat Blueberry bushes get?
The Top Hat Blueberry bush can reach a mature height of only 18-24 inches height and 1-2 feet in mature width.
Does Top Hat Blueberry need a pollinator?
Top Hat Blueberry varieties are self-pollinating, however, by planting more than one Blueberry will result in dramatically larger yields per bush.
How do you take care of the Blueberry Bush Top Hat?
Like other fruit plants and shrubs, the Top Hat Blueberry growing is best in full sun and partial shade to do its best. Plant in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil that has moderate moisture access.
Should I top my Blueberry Bushes?
These dwarf Blueberry plants rarely need topped or even pruned drastically. Small and compact, they are low-maintenance shrubs.
What Shipping Options Do You Offer?
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Top Hat Blueberry for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium 'Top Hat'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||1 to 2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Growth Rate||Fast, Medium|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|