Hirt's Top Hat Dwarf Blueberry Plant - Bonsai/Patio/Outdoors
- Makes a great bonsai or indoor plant. Ideal for containers and small spaces
- The plant you will receive is well branched and growing in a 2" x 3" growers pot
- In the spring the plant is loaded with so many flowers it looks like a white-flowering heather
- Self-pollinating, only one plant is needed for berries.
- Homegrown by Hirt's Gardens
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<FONT face=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular size=4>Hardiness Zone: 5-8; hardy to -25 F
Size at Maturity: 2 ft. by 2 ft.
Soil Preference: Acid 4.5 to 5.5 pH</FONT>
<FONT face=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular size=2>Light Needs: Full sun or partial shade</FONT>
Blueberries are valued for their ornamental foliage, flowers and berries. Their small bell shaped flowers contrast beautifully with the leathery leaves during the spring and summer and are followed by edible round berries which turn purple when ripe to eat. The plant you will receive is growing in a 2" x 3" growers pot. It is well branched and about 8" tall.
Size: 4" Pot
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Top Customer Reviews
If you know what you're doing, this is good, because it saves you the time and effort of going to a garden center, talking to the employees, weighing what you want against what they have, and so forth. If you don't know what you're doing, you're going to end up with a lot of dead plants.
Take, for example, the Top Hat Dwarf Blueberry. Hirt's says in the product information that it's self-fertile, not requiring another plant of a different cultivar to produce berries. This is technically true, and a healthy Top Hat will give you a few blueberries even if it's the only blueberry plant on the block. However, if you want enough blueberries to make it worth the effort, you need two plants of different types that flower at the same time.
Similarly, Hirt's only includes the most vague of vague plant care instructions. If you blithely follow them, waiting a few days to let the plant recover from its travel then plunking it into your garden, you're probably going to have a dead Top Hat plant sooner than you'd think. Blueberries require ridiculously acidic soil to thrive. Hirt's puts the burden of research squarely on your shoulders, without even pointing out which plants are finicky and merit some research before you attempt to grow them.Read more ›
Top Hat blueberries do well in zones 5-7, so the northern area of the US is not suitable for this particular variety. Don't expect berries the first season, or even too many the second season. It takes some time for the roots to establish and then thrive. With proper care, you will get handfulls of tasty blueberries.
This particular variety is a favorite of "bonsai" enthusists.
As with any mail order nursery, the condition the plant arrives in is highly variable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased two of these, had one sent to my sister and the other to my mother. My sisters was pretty much dead on arrival, it didn't make it a week. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Seymour
Beautiful plant. Bought two to plant together so look fuller. Great quality. Arrived on time and well packed so no damage at all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Blessed Be
Turned out quite nicely and got here in appropriate timing. There was no foliage but that was just because of the season that it got here (got here mid winter). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Will Edwards
I guess i don't have a green thumb.. the plant died soon after arrivalPublished 5 months ago by MANNY
was tiny when i got it,but it did manage to grow massively over the course of the summer. managed to find one for the same price at a nursey, 10 times the size of this thing for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by ArcaneX
Bought this plant in April of 2015. It has grown and filled out pretty well but no berries yet. I was looking through the comments and questions and noticed someone said 1 to 2... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Timothy J. Horneman