Great All Year Chief Bloodgood™ Siberian Dogwood
- Grows Very Fast
- Compact Variety Fits Anywhere
- Truly Low Maintenance Once Established
- Wonderful Wildlife Plant
- White Spring Blooms
- Great Screening Plant in Summer
- Gorgeous Orange, Red and Burgundy Fall Color
- Birds Love the Blue-White Berries
- Outstanding Red Winter Stems
- Rounded Shape
- Use as an Accent, Screen, Hedge or Mass Planting
- Can Tolerate Periodically Wet Soils
Every yard needs a superstar plant, but we’ll let you in on a secret. Some showy plants require very little care. They’ll look amazing, but you won’t have to do much at all.
Chief Bloodgood™ Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba ‘Chblzam’) is a perfect example. This all-arounder has beautiful features in every season. It grows very quickly, but stays smaller than other Red Twigged Dogwoods.
Let’s start with the gorgeous winter color on the young, dormant stems. As the rest of your landscape takes a break, Chief Bloodgood fires up visual interest. You’ll want to place these shrubs where you’ll see the fiery color from inside your home.
Use bright red stem cuttings in many ways. You’ll want to include that brilliant color in your Holiday decorations. Be sure to add them to outdoor container arrangements that will last from November through March.
This petite, vigorous and fast growing selection of Red Twigged Dogwood is a great choice for wildlife. Butterflies love the flat, white flower clusters in spring.
Both you, and your local songbirds will appreciate the densely held, green summer foliage. They’ll be a welcome privacy screen for you, and a nesting site for the birds.
You won’t eat the blue-white berries in fall, but the birds will! And the birds won’t care about the excellent orange, red and yellow fall color. But you’ll be amazed at the outstanding, yearly fall foliage display.
As the beautiful leaves fall, you’ll start seeing the red winter stems. They look incredible against a white blanket of snow. Pop them against evergreens and Ornamental Grasses for an even more effective landscape feature.
Smaller form, outstanding red dormant stem winter color, excellent fall color and easy to grow and care for. What’s not to love? Order your Chief Bloodgood Siberian Dogwood from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Chief Bloodgood™ Siberian Dogwood in the Landscape
Use this excellent shrub just about anywhere. You’ll be so pleased at the performance and ornamental qualities of this superior selection.
A single shrub can provide a fabulous anchor for your foundation planting. Plant 10 feet away from the corner of your house for an easy, attractive look in all seasons.
Create a hedge to boost your privacy along your patio, fence line or to trap snow along your driveway as snow fencing. Plant several shrubs 3 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Add Chief Bloodgood to the sunny side of windbreaks and shelterbelts to boost the winter interest. It looks especially beautiful along the edge of a woodland.
Use these pretty, low maintenance shrubs as a mass planting for commercial and residential properties. Plant in a zig-zagging, staggered pattern and mulch between the shrubs. Keep new mass plantings weeded until the shrubs grow together. It won’t take long!
Be sure to include in your mixed shrub borders. It makes a hard-working backdrop for perennial borders, as well.
Chief Bloodgood can tolerate soils that are sometimes wet for a short period of time. This shrub is perfect for lakefront property and at the water’s edge. Use it along the edge of newly created Rain Gardens to filter runoff before it flows down the storm drains.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in full sun for the best color. It will grow in a partial shade position, but you’ll get the best color with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Chief Bloodgood will perform beautifully in well-drained soil. However, it is widely adaptable to most soils, including those that might be wet on occasion.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important for young plants in their first season.
Use the Finger Test to determine if your plant needs water. Poke your finger into the soil to the 2nd knuckle. If the soil is moist, skip watering that day. If it is getting dry, time to water.
Keep your shrub maintained with renewal pruning. In fall, prune a few of the oldest, thickest branches down to the ground. Use these in your Holiday and winter decor.
Leave the young, thin stems for the best, brightest winter color. You’ll love the show!
Don’t let this season go by without adding one of the best four-season shrubs to your landscape. Order Chief Bloodgood Siberian Dogwood today!