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Small Enough for Bonsai, with Yummy Pea-Sized Berries!

Tophat Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 28581
Buy 3+ at $11.95 ea

Just right for the front of the border, containers, and even bedding!

Great heat tolerance!
Just 2 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet wide at full maturity, this exciting cultivar bears masses of pea-shaped berries in early and midsummer. Unlike many Blueberries, the white blooms that precede the fruit are quite ornamental -- and, at 1/2-inch across, comparatively huge on the tiny plant! The berries are sky-blue and delectable, and the light green foliage remains fresh over a very long season. The perfect container plant for the sunny patio, it is also a distinctive choice for the front of the border or even as bonsai!

Supremely heat-tolerant, 'Tophat' is a cross of a Highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) and a Lowbush (V. angustifolium). This is the Blueberry to plant where others have melted out in the heat -- yet it is hardy all the way through zone 3. Delightful in big pots on the patio, 'Top Hat' is a miniature garden joy!

Plant in full sun to light shade in acidic, well-drained soil. 'Tophat' is self-fertile, but bigger crops arise if more than one is planted in the same area. Cannot ship to CA, OR, WA, MI.

Genus Vaccinium
Species corymbosum x angustifolium
Variety 'Tophat'
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Mid Summer
Habit Dwarf
PlantHeight 24 in
PlantWidth 18 in
BloomSize .5 in
Additional Characteristics Edible
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Red, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Containers, Cuisine
Restrictions Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, Virgin Islands

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.
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