Top Hat Blueberry Bonsai Tree Care

Top Hat Blueberry Bonsai Tree, scientific name Vaccinium corymbosum, is a deciduous shrub with interesting fall foliage, showy white flowers, and edible tasty berries.

It is a hardy tree that needs to be grown outdoors.

Additional Information

Family: Ericaceae

Scientific name: Vaccinium corymbosum

Common Names: Top Hat Blueberry, Highbush Blueberry, Common Blueberry, Tall Blueberry.

Origin: Native to eastern North America, growing from Nova Scotia and Ontario south to Alabama, and west to Wisconsin.

Appearance: It is a deciduous shrub with dark green glossy leaves, numerous upright stems, and twiggy branches. It has a beautiful fall leaf color. Reddish-green spring leaves turn blue-green in summer and red, yellow, orange, and purple in autumn. The bark is brown and starts shredding as the tree ages.

Flowering: In spring, it produces showy, white to very light pink, bell-shaped flowers that grow in clusters. Flowers are followed by edible fruits, which are blue-black berries.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Outdoors.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade.

Water Requirements: Likes moist well-drained soil but can also tolerate wet soil. Do let the soil to dry out completely.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 3 – 8. Can tolerate cold down to 15F.

Insects and Diseases: Generally healthy.

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Propagation: By seeds and cuttings.