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Cornus excelsa - young leaves in early summer
  • Cornus excelsa - young leaves in early summer

Cornus excelsa

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(Mexican Dogwood) Rare in the UK, Cornus excelsa is native to Mexico growing to be a large shrub here and  semi-evergreen, holding some of its leaves through the winter.

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Rare in the UK, Cornus excelsa is native to Mexico growing to be a large shrub here and semi-evergreen, holding some of its leaves through the winter. Clusters of interesting small white flowers in early summer followed by pale greenish white berries which turn dark blue, nearly black as they age.

Most suited to a warm, sheltered position.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Most well drained, fertile soil. Avoid waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably Hardy. Requires shelter from cold winds and protection from late spring 
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Cornus excelsa grows to be a large shrub branching shrub once established.
    • Height: up to 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Rare and Unusual, Fruit - Ornamental, Flowering in Summer

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