Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' - summer leaves
  • Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' - summer leaves

Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki'

A very rare plant in the UK, Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' has handsome green, heart-shaped leaves with a creamy, variegated edge.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.


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A very rare plant in the UK, Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' has handsome green, heart-shaped leaves with a creamy, variegated edge. In the autumn the leaves turn vivid shades of red and purple before falling.

Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' is a spectacular plant, best suited to a position in light, dappled shade.

  • Position: Partial or reasonably heavy shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, acidic, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' is perfectly hardy while dormant in mid winter. It is however vulnerable to late spring frosts once the leaves have emerged in spring. If a frost occurs after the leaves have emerged, it will require protection (for example: covering the plant with a fleece cover, etc). If left unprotected in a severe late spring frost, Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' will probably die.
  • Flowering Period: October.
  • Flower Colour: Purplish-red
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' grows to be a large branching shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Important Please Read: The severe consequences of leaving this expensive plant unprotected in a late spring frost means that Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena-nishiki' is usually best grown by keen gardeners who are prepared to protect it in the spring or by people in warm, reliably mild parts of the U.K. where late frosts are a very rare event.

    Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Disanthus which is damaged or killed in a late spring frost.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Variegated, Rare and Unusual

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