Shop your backyard, favorite greenhouse, and grocery-store aisles for evergreen boughs and scintillating foliage that amplify seasonal spirit.
CONCOLOR FIR Concolor or white fir has symmetrical rows of flat, narrow needles; good needle retention; and a pleasing fragrance.
SEEDED EUCALYPTUS Clusters of seedpods add textural interest on stems bearing shapely light to medium green leaves.
FRASER FIR Fragrant, soft, short blue-green needles on sturdy stems have silvery undersides that glow when lit.
ITALIAN RUSCUS An airy silhouette and narrow, pointy leaves make this a popular fifiller filler for all types of arrangements.
BLUE SPRUCE Valued for its stiff stiffff silvery blue-green needles, its boughs are sturdy enough to hold added trims.
HONEY BRACELET Pliable woody stems and flflexible flexible needlelike leaves allow this fifiller filler green to be easily shaped.
SCOTCH PINE Short on scent but well-suited to shaping, these woody boughs sport groupings of flexible 2–5-inch bluishgreen needles.
WHITE PINE Superb needle retention means bright green needles stay in place, even when boughs dry out.
ILEX (HOLLY) Stiff stems sport clusters of bright red berries that provide cheery points of interest.
TREE FERN/WISPY FERN Delicate stems measuring 15 to 22 inches long support wispy leaves that resemble evergreen needles.
MYRTLE Green leaves and woody stems—that emit a lovely lemon aroma when clipped—stand out in vertical arrangements and work well in swags and wreaths.
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