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.
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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 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.
Propagation: By seeds and cuttings.