Dwarf cultivar grows 1 to 2' high with wild flavored berries
Chill hours: 1000+
Top Hat is a perfect name for this dwarf cultivar as it grows 1 to 2' high and wide. Top Hat is the result of crossing a short stature Highbush with a compact, small Lowbush Blueberry. Plentiful white blooms in spring give way to attractive light blueberries that are pea sized and larger. Top Hat is perfect for defined border plantings or growing in patio containers. It also makes an excellent candidate for a bonsai project. Comes in a 3.5" pot.Ericaceae Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium
These low growing varieties are descended from V. angustifolium and are often simply superior cultivars of wild plants. The berries tend to be small but full of flavor. They need a long winter chill period and acidic soil to do well.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
Blueberries are generally quite hardy. In fact, this variety requires 1,000+ "chill hours" to fruit properly the following season.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Grow in acidic, well drained soil.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Plant your blueberries outdoors anytime the ground is not frozen (above 32˚ F)
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Blueberries prefer full sun, but will tolerate light shade (they may be less productive in shade but will still produce some fruit).
Blueberries require constant moisture for maximum productivity. They are actually quite drought tolerant, though in dry situations they will produce less and grow more slowly.
Blueberries are adapted to grow on acidic soils that are fairly poor and they don't need a lot of NPK nutrients. However, they will often be more productive if fed occasionally.
- Tolerates light frost
- Small Gardens?
Top Hat was created specifically for container growing. Select a pot that is at least 12 to 18” in diameter.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Delicious, wild-flavored berries.