Privet Berry- Purple
- Stem Count: Growers bunch, averaging 3-5 main stems with branching stems and berries. Medium bunch sizes.
- Season: Late Fall and Winter. Purple privet berry has to 'turn' purple, so if you order too early in the season they can be green. Best to have a can of Design Master floral purple spray paint if you want to ensure the darker tones.
- Color: Dark purple
- Description: Tiny 'grape-like' berries that turn purple throughout their growing season. Commonly sheds berries, expect 20-30%. Stiff leaves are often removed by designer.
- Flower Care: Give the stems a fresh cut, and place in cool water away from sun.
- What's Good About 'Em? What's Bad About 'Em?
- The Good: Privet is one of our most favorite berry element due to the dark moody flavor! It seems just one sprig can make a design! It works so well with marsala, red, moody, or autumn palettes that it is a go-to when in season.
- The Bad: Inconsistent bunch sizes, fullness of berries, can be sparse. Waiting for for the 'purple' color to come into season. Sometimes we see it purple in early September, but more often that not it isn't purple till late October. Also, these little berries like to shed like a Siberian Husky, so expect this! The foliage isn't our favorites, so we typically snip it off. **We added many photos in attempt to show all the different ways/shapes privet can come so you're properly informed for realistic expectations.
- Quantity Help:
- Bridal Bouquet: 1/3 bunch
- Maids: 1/4 bunch
- Bouts: 1-2 sprigs
- Corsages: 1-2 sprigs
- Centerpieces: 1/4 bunch
- Large Arrangements: 1 bunch per large arrangement.