Top Hat Blueberry Care | Kia Gardening Ideas

Top Hat Dwarf Blueberry / Vaccinium

The tophat blueberry bush prefers well-drained, sandy soil and full to partial sun. In spring it is covered in delicate whitish-pink blooms that are replaced by blueberries in early summer. Take a soil sample to your local extension office for testing. Tophat blueberries do best in areas with a soil pH of 4.0 to 4.5.

Top Hat Blueberry simply has to be seen to be believed. Here is a beautiful, mound-shaped, compact shrub that is ideal for containers and small spaces, loaded with so many flowers in spring it looks like a white-flowering heather, followed by hundreds of delicious full-size blueberry fruits that make it doubly decorative.

Blueberry 'Top Hat' (Vaccinium angustifolium) Logee's specializes in container-grown fruits and 'Top Hat' blueberry is a real winner. It can be grown as a potted patio plant or as a foreground plant in the edible garden or landscape. It has a consistent round growth habit, strong flowering, and large fruit set of delicious berries.

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.

In this clip from P. Allen Smith Gardens, Allen introduces us to a blueberry plant that can also be used as a beautiful garden shrub Want more Allen? Twitter

To be happy, blueberries need to grow in an acidic pH zone of 4.5 to 5.5. Growing in containers makes this a fairly easy process. You control the pH by using acid potting soil, and feeding them with acid fertilizer.