Popular Types of Greenery Fillers for Flower Arrangements

Popular Types of Greenery Fillers for Flower Arrangements

You have flowers, florist tools, and a container for your floral arrangement. What about the filler? While not always necessary, adding some greenery to flower arrangements helps fill in gaps to give your final creation a more professional look. And there are lots of greenery options to choose from! Whether you want something that will stand out or something understated, here are some of the most popular types of greenery fillers for flower arrangements. 

Greenery with Small Leaves

A florist putting stems with small green leaves in a Holly Chapple Egg mechanic

Stems of small green leaves make bouquets look fuller. Use a variety of greenery for visual interest.

Branches with small leaves are very versatile in flower arrangements. They help fill in gaps and add height to floral displays without stealing attention from the flowers. You’ll find lots of this type of greenery filler for flower arrangements. Some popular choices include: 

  • Myrtle 
  • Pittosporum 
  • Rosemary 
  • Salal Lemon Leaf
  • Huck 
  • Boxwood 
  • Eucalyptus
  • Silver Dollar 
  • Italian Ruscus

Greenery with Broad Leaves

A clear vase with bright pink flowers and a variety of wide leaf and small leaf greenery

Add some wide leaves to floral arrangements for more fullness, shape, and texture

Stems with broad leaves can provide a lovely backdrop for flowers in an arrangement. Colorful flowers will pop against wide green foliage. The texture and shape of these leaves can change the look of a floral display, so consider if you want pointed or rounded leaves or smooth or veined leaves. Some broad leaves to consider are: 

  • Lily of the Valley 
  • Galax 
  • Magnolia 

Feathery Greenery Options

A clear bubble vase with red and white flowers and soft greenery
Light and airy greenery adds softness and hangs elegantly from floral arrangements.

Feathery filler options are light, frilly, or fluffy looking. They help give floral arrangements a softer look. Some droop and spill down dramatically from a vase or bouquet. Others add a fun texture that makes you want to reach out and touch them. Some feathery greenery options are:

  • Lambs Ear
  • Dusty Miller 
  • Plumosa 
  • Cedar 
  • Tree Fern 
  • Green Ball 

Tropical Greenery for Arrangements

A wedding bouquet with bright pink flowers and tropical leaves arranged by a wedding florist.

A few large exotic leaves are all it takes to make a bouquet really pop.

Tropical leaves pack a punch in floral displays. They’re often larger and have interesting shapes. You only need a few to make a statement. Add some exoticism to your next arrangement by trying some of these:

  • Monstera 
  • Palm 
  • Banana Leaf 
  • Papyrus Frond
  • Fan Palm 
  • Bird of Paradise Leaf

Ferns as Fillers

Green ferns in a white and green floral arrangement in a square glass vase.
Insert versatile ferns to easily add height or width to an arrangement.

Ferns combine characteristics of other popular greenery types. They’re wide with small, individual leaves. They can droop or stand up straight. Here are some popular ferns used as greenery for flower arrangements:

  • Leather Leaf Fern 
  • Sword Fern 
  • Maidenhair Fern 
  • Forrest Fern 

Greenery with Flowers

A colorful flower arrangement with Bells of Ireland in a white ceramic urn

Greenery that includes small blossoms can add even more variety to an already beautiful arrangement.

Many types of greenery fillers for flower arrangements have small buds or flowers along with their green stems and foliage. These blossoms are usually neutral in color, so they won’t alter your color palette. Use them to add more blooms to an arrangement without detracting from more vibrant show-stopper flowers. Some common options for greenery with flowers include:

  • Baby’s Breath
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Sedum 
  • Bells of Ireland 
  • Thistle 

Find Floral Supplies to Complement Your Greenery for Flower Arrangements Right Here

46 & Spruce has all the tools you need to craft flowers and greenery into stunning works of floral art! Peruse our selection of vases and floral supplies for every type of event and get exclusive products and bulk discounts when you sign up for a Professional Account. If you have any questions while shopping, contact us, and our friendly customer service representatives will be happy to help. 

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