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Dwarf Tophat Blueberry
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Dwarf Tophat Blueberry

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Great for Patio Planting

Productive choice for container growing. Just 1 1/2 ft. tall, these little beauties have a lovely, compact mounded shape that is loaded with white blossoms in the spring and red foliage in the fall. In late August you'll be rewarded with hundreds of firm, flavorful dusky blue fruits with wild blueberry flavor. No pollinator needed. Potted plants.

Zones: 3 - 7 (-30° F.).
Height: 16 - 24 inches.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Dwarf Tophat Blueberry
08486 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 plant.
$19.99

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Dwarf Tophat Blueberry Product Details

Botanical Name: Vaccinium augustifolium; Family: Ericaceae

Height: 16 - 24 inches.

Spacing: 1 - 2 feet.

Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery.

Spread: 12 - 24 inches.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Pollinator: Self-pollinating.

Yield: 2 - 5 pounds at maturity with proper care.

Color: White.

Foliage: Crimson foliage in the Fall.

Blooms: May.

Fruit: Small, firm, sweet, bright light-blue berries.

Form: Deciduous oval to rounded bush.

Soil Requirements: Acidic, moist, organic, well-drained soil. pH should be 4.5 to 5.5.

Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.

Size: 1/4 inch blossoms.

Comments: Lowbush variety; primarily ornamental. Bush matures in 3 - 4 years. Completely covered with white, bell shaped flowers in the Spring lasting for several weeks. Berries can be harvested for several weeks. Can be trained as Bonsai specimen. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, CA, GA, GU, HI, MI, OR, PR, WA.

Unable to ship to: AE AK CA GA GU HI MI OR PR WA


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2014-06-24
CUTE!!
Reviewed By: melinda (Loveland, CO)
This blueberry plant arrived just the other day and it is adorable! My sister came over yesterday and immediately noticed the plant. She loved it! The leaves are adorable. I'm going to put in a wine barrel next week. It's already growing new leaves. Thank you!


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2012-04-10
brown leafs
Reviewed By: kendell (elkhorn, nebraska)
Recieved 3 plants. All 3 plants had brown leaves when they arrived. I am not sure what caused this. To much time in shipping? Or did they get to cold? Will not order again!


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2011-02-18
even a novice can grow these
Reviewed By: richard (clinton, missouri)
I ordered 2 of these last year, and planted them in three gallon pots. They have grown quite large already. I hope they produce berries this year. It look like they have done fine so far this winter.


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2010-04-22
TopHat Beauties
Reviewed By: Richard Macbeth (Abingdon, Va)
I bought 10 of these to go with 3 other varieties all of which I grow in half wine barrels. I planted them 1 1/2 years ago and did not let them berry out till this year. I got tons of bells know and they are doing wonderful. I am looking forward in eating them the end of this summer. Did not have any problems with any of the top hat plants. I had also two northberry that had to be replaced and Gurney's sent out replacements with no problems. I also use the Gurney's blueberry food both spring and fall. and pine straw them in the winter.


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2009-09-02
Dwarf Tophat Blueberry
Reviewed By: Jill (Keizer, OR)
I bought this plant about 5 years ago. It has survived every type of weather predicament still produces a bounty in the summer. The berries are large, sweet & plentiful. Great patio plant!


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2009-07-14
Outstanding
Reviewed By: Gerry (Wantagh, New York)
I bought two plants three years ago.I left them out all year long .As soon as they start to bud,I added coffee grinds to make the soil acidic, I now have a ton of blueberries every year!


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2009-06-17
Tophat/Northblue
Reviewed By: Ruth (Overland Park, KS)
I purchased two Tophat and two Northblue bushes in the spring of '07. They didn't do much of anything the first year. I took a chance and wintered them over in the garage the 1st winter. The 2nd summer they grew a lot but did not bloom. I wintered them in the garage again. This past spring they all produced a ton of blooms. I took them all off. I'm now hoping they will do ok this winter as I'm looking forward to lots of blueberries next summer!


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2009-06-02
Blueberries need acid
Reviewed By: Jack Underwood (Schenectady, NY)
My first blueberry arrived and never grew. Gurney replaced it immediately! and this one has done well, especially with the addition of sulphur to acidify the soil.


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2009-05-12
there great
Reviewed By: JLW (Cincinnati, OH)
I ordered two tophat dwarf blueberry and one dwarf northblue blueberry they arrived in great shape. I planted in pots and they are doing great. Can't wait for fruit.


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2009-03-26
A few green leaves..then nothing
Reviewed By: Patti (Crescent City, CA)
I ordered three of these plants and followed the directions exactly. Two plants died. The third plant produced green leaves for a couple of months, but no new growth, then died.


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2009-01-31
Tophat
Reviewed By: JIm (Washington, Iowa)
This plant came in as a very small looking shrub. It grew very little the first three months, then exploded to four times its size in the last few weeks before frost. I mixed 50/50 (by volume) peat moss and potting soil for shrubs. I have placed it on my back porch for the winter and occasionally place some snow on the soil to keep it moist. I can't wait to take it back out this spring.


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2008-08-22
very pleased
Reviewed By: Stacie (Midland, MI)
Slow growth the first year, but it really took off the second year and produced berries. I was so pleased with the growth and form that I ordered two more plants. Very nice container blueberry variety! Very cute, nice shape, and productive for its small size. I grow mine in wooden barrels and they do very well.


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2008-07-03
As expected
Reviewed By: Ryan (Hampton Roads, VA)
I ordered this plant from Gurney's and another company at the same time. The one I received from Gurney's was by far the better plant. Was double in size than the other plant received. Repotted and used blueberry fertilizer and the plant has grown slowly but as expected. I expect that in the next few years I will have a nice sized plant that is producing blueberries. I am not dissapointed at all.


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2008-06-22
cute- 2 years
Reviewed By: shar (Ashburn, VA)
Lived in a pot outside for 2 winters and survived very well. It has more berries this 3rd summer that are light blue, sweet and a good size. Just getting a small handful of berries. It is really cute in a pot on the table outside. I have the dwarf northblue that is larger, but the berries are pretty bitter.


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2008-05-16
So far so good
Reviewed By: Tiea (Madison, Al)
I got mine a couple months ago and it arrived healthy. I planted it in miracle grow potting mix and kept it inside till it got warm outside. It did go through a phase of shock where the leaves dried up and the tips of the stems turned black. But now it's come back and putting out big dark green leaves and looks like it will be doing ok. Haven't seen flowers yet and don't expect to see fruit this year.


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2008-05-07
Whew!
Reviewed By: Margo (Cleveland, OH)
These little plants arrived safely and looked good (I knew they would be tiny, so I was not disappointed by their size). I carefully prepared a soil mixture of potting mix, pine needles and peat moss, with some Holly-Tone and osmocote. Within a few days they started to turn red, a condition which lasted about two weeks. I've set them outside in the middle of my backyard where they get a lot of sun, and they are starting to return to a lush green with evidence of new growth emerging. I attribute the change in color due to shock from transporting and transplanting. A soil test indicated I'm a little high in pH, so with some further amending, I am confident that these little guys will be just fine and fruitful.


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2008-04-10
Good Start!
Reviewed By: CMR (Kent, Ohio)
Received this, along with a dwarf Northblue, a week ago. It arrived healthy and intact, and when I took it out of the box, the little pot it was shipped in left a wet spot on my carpet, so it definitely wasn't dried out. It's growing quite happily so far--many new leaves. Can't wait to put it outside once warm weather arrives.


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2007-10-14
Hardy Plants and Fun to Grow
Reviewed By: Mountain Master Wapas (Yosemite, California)
These plants are small when they arrive. I have over 30 of them now. They grow fast and are very attractive. Strip flowers off for the first 2 years and they will be much better plants in the long run. You must maintain soil pH between 4.5 and 5.5 to have a healthy plant. Use the fertilizer Gurneys sells, or use holly tone and iron sulfate and sulfur if you still have high pH. I am getting 30 more to cover my entire deck with beautiful healthy blueberries.


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2007-08-23
Fast Grower
Reviewed By: Paul Kuipers (Schererville, Indiana)
I ordered this plant in the spring of 2007 and planted it in a large pot and fertilized it with the recommended fertilizer from Gurney's. It is now August and the plant looks amazing, it is huge compared to when I received it, and a healthy green. I am very pleased.


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2007-08-13
sweetest blueberries
Reviewed By: mattymommy (san mateo, ca)
I bought 2 of these plants 2 years ago. My plants really took off this year and are quite prolific (about 1/2 cup per plant per week since June)and the blueberries are so sweet!


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2007-06-11
Dwarf tophat
Reviewed By: katherine (wilmore, kentucky)
My husband ordered 6 of these for me in a package. They were very tiny when they came. Two of them had broken off from the roots. I called and they were replaced right away. I planted them all in pots. Two have died but all of the ones that are living have lots of leaves. I purched some of these last year and they both have berries on them right now.


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2007-05-31
BlueBerry TopHat DWF
Reviewed By: DingBat (Cincinnati, OH)
Ordered 1 plant. Planted in a ceramic pot and stuck in my back yard it gets shade the first half of the day and full sun the rest. I simply watered it every night and it is growing like crazy. Even used cheap top soil, just put some mulch on top to keep the mositure in, it is doing great, it has doubled in size in 3 weeks.


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2007-05-24
Pleasantly surprised
Reviewed By: William Girard (Gordon, Wisconsin)
Recieved my plants April 24th, they were tiny...I planted them about 3 days later, as no instructions were included I potted them in a mixture of peat moss and sand treated with a small amount of soil sulphur. The plants have tripled in size in 30 days. I guess it does help to have experience with growing Blueberryies.


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2007-05-02
Pleased so far
Reviewed By: Desiree (Frisco, Texas)
Recieved the plants a few weeks ago. Yes they are tiny twigs, but I planted them just as in the instructions said. They now have several leaves and are doing great.


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2007-04-28
Pleasantly surprised
Reviewed By: Jill (Goldsboro, NC)
I just want to say that I am pleasantly surprised. When I first received my plant, I was kind of disappointed with the appearance of it. It had about 6 little twigs with about 10 small leaves, but I was optimistic. After about four months of no results I purchased the blueberry fertilizer and immediately saw hope in this frail little bush. The twigs are now full of beautiful green leaves and believe it or not, blooms that are turning into blueberries. I've only had it for six months. I didn't expect this until after a year or two. I am happy about my purchase thusfar.


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2007-04-03
Blue Berries in COLORADO!
Reviewed By: Shannon Davis (Denver, Colorado)
Thisis the best thing I have ever done. It does take 2 to 3 years to attain blueberries. But, once they start they just don't stop! Colorado is a terrible place to grow blueberries, but my top hat took off!! I got it in the spring, right into a pot. I must admit I do bring it in, in the winter. Then spring I take it out and put it back in its spot. It s beautiful and the blueberries are FANTASTIC!


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2007-03-23
They all died!
Reviewed By: Tom (Hudson, Wisconsin)
The first plant died almost immediately. Gurney's sent me a new at no charge and it died as well! Will try another type.


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2007-02-16
Wishing and hoping...
Reviewed By: Pat (Phoenix, AZ)
I ordered 2 tophat blueberry bushes for my patio and when they arrived they were dead looking but I planted them and watered them anyway. They stayed dead. I will try once more - - by planting them in an upside down container and putting a frozen water bottle on the top (root side) every other morning and see what happens.


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2007-01-29
Wow-what a yield!
Reviewed By: Don (W. Bloomfield, MI)
First two years, It didn't produce much, but the third year, there were so many berries that the bush sagged. Great little plant.


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2007-01-09
A Hard Start
Reviewed By: Kim (Detroit, Michigan)
My first plant died within a couple of weeks. The next year, Gurney's gladly replaced it at no charge. However, this plant didn't fare much better. It died within a month also even though I followed the enclosed instructions! I love blueberries, but will try a different plant next time.


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2007-01-09
Growing Great!
Reviewed By: Kathy (Los Alamos, New Mexico)
Never thought I could grow blueberries in my alkaline soil. Well, I mixed peat with garden soil in a huge pot, and my Tophat Blueberry doubled in size the first year. Hoping for fruit this growing season! A must for blueberry lovers with alkaline soils, since it's small enough to grow in a container.


Dwarf Tophat Blueberry
08486 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 plant.
$19.99

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