Often grown as a hedge or small tree, Japanese privet brings a splashy floral show to the landscape. This is a fast grower in any climate, reaching 8-10 feet tall and 5-7 feet wide. It is considered invasive in some regions. Double-check with your local extension office before planting. Hardy in Zones 7 to 11. Botanical name: Ligustrum japonicum
Great for a formal hedge or shrub, privet is a summer-time only, dense foliage. The downside, however, is that it grows very quickly and usually needs trimming about four times a year. The leaves and berries of the plant are considered poisonous and can affect humans and animals alike.
Jewel-toned florals are an alternative to the traditional oranges and reds in Thanksgiving tablescapes. This flower arrangement by Forage and Flower brings together antique red hydrangea, peonies, peach Campanella garden roses, 'Green Trick' dianthus, white dubium, lavender spray roses, magnolia, privet berry and pieris.
Candles and metallic accents complete the design and add a soft romanticism to a tablescape. The mix of florals includes antique green hydrangea, peach Campanella garden rose, peonies, Chocolate Sunflower privet berry, magnolia, pieris, dusty miller, Agonis mixed with dried pods and pheasant feathers. To accent the florals, Forage and Flower used lush green mood moss mounds, a xerographica air plant and candlelight with the mossy green tapers and low gold votives.