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.

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(flat fee for any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: 5% discount

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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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.
How Much Sun
Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Foliage - Variegated, Rare and Unusual

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