* Images shown are of mature plants
|Mature Height:||1-2 ft.|
|Mature Width:||1-2 ft.|
|Harvest Time:||June - August|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Vaccinium 'Top Hat'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, OR, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||3-8 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
Tasty Berries on Compact Plant
Get Fruit Your First Year
No waiting for these delicious berries. We've groomed and nurtured the Top Hat Blueberry to perfection, so when you receive yours' - just plant it and watch it deliver bright blueberries quickly. It's self-pollinating, but you'll get a lot more fruit if you couple it with another blueberry bush planted nearby. We have a large selection that pair perfectly with the Top Hat.
Flavor Packs a Punch
If you love the flavor of blueberries, you'll be amazed at how much more flavorful these berries taste, compared to store-bought varieties. The small, firm fruit is loaded with extreme flavor, perfect for grabbing by the handful - or including in salads, jams, sauces, and of course - BAKING.
You'll Have Many Options for Placement
Maturing at only 2 feet tall, there are multiple places to plant yours. They're an impressive addition to your patio, and since they perform best with a "partner" nearby - its size is an asset. These do well as a container plant, whether placed on a deck or amongst your flower garden. Add color to small spaces - or your landscape - while still enjoying the bounty of delicious fruit. You can also bonsai the Top Hat!
Surprising Colorful Blooms
The vivid blue berries are the star of this plant, but its foliage and classic white blossoms are close competitors if you're measuring beauty. It's the only blueberry variety that bursts with colors respective to the seasons. Small white flowers emerge in the spring and dance amongst perfect, glossy green foliage. The contrast of colors between the three is impressive. As autumn rolls around and you've harvested all of your amazing berries, the Top Hat has one more offering. The foliage turns shades of orange and bright red before dropping for the winter. This is unusual for most blueberry varieties. When you want to add color to any setting, this is an excellent choice.
We love the Top Hat - and so do our customers. We sell out quickly, so order now.
Top Hat Blueberry Bush Pollination
Top Hat Blueberry Bushs are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Top Hat Blueberry Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
The Blueberry is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are spirally arranged, narrow, and start out red-bronze in the spring only to develop into a dark-green. The flowers of the Blueberry are white, and bell-shaped. The fruit is a berry, which is dark blue to black, and has a thin wax coating.
Seasonal information: Blueberries are grown as an ornamental plant for its fall colors, typically bright orange or red. It is also a highly regarded "super food", containing beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
Location: When selecting a site to plant your Blueberry bush, make sure the site has full sun and drains well. The plant grows best in moist soil, not in soggy soil. Blueberry plants require acidic, well-draining soil. When planted in soils with a pH higher than 5.5, blueberry plants do not absorb nutrients adequately and become more susceptible to disease. Blueberry plants contract moisture-related diseases when exposed to humid conditions or standing water.
Planting instructions: Dig a hole with the shovel that is about twice the size of the root ball of the bush. Make sure the hole is the same depth as the container it comes in. When planting more than one blueberry bush, dig holes that are at least five feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Amend the soil from the hole with peat moss. Make sure to thoroughly mix the peat moss with the soil from the hole. Place the Blueberry bush in the hole. Cover the roots with soil-peat moss mix.
Watering: Your blueberry bushes will need to be watered regularly to make certain that the root system becomes well established. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.
Fertilization: You do not need to fertilize the Blueberry bush at the time of planting. Fertilize the Blueberry bush twice a year, once in the spring and once after harvest.
Weed Control: Hand-pull weeds near the blueberry shrubs. You can damage the shallow root system with garden tools.
Pests and Disease: Blueberries grow best in acidic soil and are subject to few pests and diseases. The Blueberries are not self-fertile, so two compatible varieties should be planted next to each other to maintain growth and fruiting. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberries can mature to the height of three to six feet with a width of up to three feet. The plant has few insect or disease problems; however, birds and squirrels are prone to eating them.
Pruning: Blueberries require only minimal pruning. Lower limbs can be thinned out to keep the fruit from touching the soil, and excessively vigorous upright shoots can be thinned out several feet from the ground to keep the center of the bush open, and to keep the bearing surface within reach. Spindly, weak, or dead branches should be thinned out annually during the dormant season.
Pollination: Blueberries are not self-fertile and must have two or more varieties to pollinate each other. Honeybees are inefficient pollinators, and carpenter bees frequently cut the corollas to rob nectar without pollinating the flowers. Blueberries do best when pollinated by buzz pollination by bees, such as the native southeastern blueberry bee.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, & 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$179 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
I ordered two of the Top Hat bush and both are healthy. Looking forward to the blueberries.
I received my blueberry plants a couple of weeks ago, and I was surprised by how big and healthy they were. I will definitely buy from Fast-Growing Trees again.
Great fast shipping and well packaged!
So far doing well. Cant wait to see how it produces.
This showed up looking just like the picture - except no blueberries yet. I like that this won't get real large and am looking forward to seeing how well it does in my garden once I plant it.