Our Top 10 Types of Foliage

Our Top Ten Types of Foliage


We love varying types of foliage! The diverse and lovely varieties of greenery available makes adding texture, definition, and interest to a bouquet or arrangement a joy!

Here are some of our favourites:

1. Penny Gum

Available in a larger leaf and smaller ‘immature’ leaf which is more dainty for smaller posies and arrangements, it is sturdy, long lasting, and we love the soft grey colour. It works beautifully with the copious amounts of pastel flowers we send out.

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2. Silver Brunia

We love the texture of brunia, and although it is available in different sized balls and colours or as a spray, our fave is the silver. Very popular with brides, and despite the strong structure of it, is well used in bridal bouquets and buttonholes.

3. Viburnum

This can be garden grown which saves a lot on greening your arrangements. It has a long vase life, and its dark green adds depth to arrangements.

4. Ruscus

A lovely glossy green leaf, amazing vase life, and can be cut into many shorter pieces for smaller arrangements.

5. Aralia and Aspidistra Leaves

These are perfect for lining vases or framing arrangements. Its shiny appearance creates a chic overall effect.

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6. Lily Leaf

These work really well for folding and creating loops for a more contemporary effect.

7. Vines

Any trailing greenery such as jasmine, ivy, or asparagus fern creates an organic feel in arrangements – as if they are still growing, and intertwining the flowers. Their more dainty appearance adds softness.

8. Ivanhoe

We love its laurel leaf appearance which is more gentle on the eye than other more solid leaves. The soft grey underside tones down the appearance of the greenery.

9. Slangbos

Fine and dainty sage-green/grey foliage which adds lovely gentle texture. It dries amazingly well, and can be used for wreaths at Christmas-time.

10. Red Robin

This leaf has a great dark greeny-red colour and an elliptical shape. We love using it with pinks, lilacs, purples and creams to add depth to the softer, lighter colours.

What is your favourite?