In Season Now: Get to Know Viburnum Berries

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If you love the look of lush flower arrangements that are full of texture, ask your florist about incorporating viburnum berries, which are in season right now. These hardy berries come in a variety of colors, from bright red and orange to green and deep blue (that almost looks black). The red and orange varieties produce a large, round berry with a wonderful glossy sheen — they're perfect for weddings with a red color palette, of course, and also have a very festive holiday feel. The navy-blue varieties produce smaller-sized berries, but their deep, dark color makes a big impact in bouquets and centerpieces. Also, since navy is such a popular wedding color and there aren't many blue flowers that exist in nature, viburnum berries are the perfect solution. To help get you inspired, we've gathered together some of the prettiest arrangements we found that feature viburnum berries.

Vibrant Bridal Bouquet (above): This gorgeous bouquet by Twiggs Botanicals includes red viburnum berries, chamomile, maidenhair ferns, ranunculus, lisianthus, Juliet garden roses, and anemones.

Textured Boutonniere: We love this groom's boutonniere of viburnum berries, raspberries, ferns, and millet, tied with a textured ribbon.

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Viburnum berries also come in a deep indigo shade and look beautiful when combined with cream-colored flowers and a pale blue bridesmaid dress.

deep berry centerpiece

Photo: via Silvana di Franco

Berry-Colored Centerpiece: If you love deep berry tones, check out this beautiful, lush centerpiece combining garden roses, dark foliage, chocolate cosmos, Concord grapes, and indigo viburnum berries.

Bright-Red Centerpiece: This vibrant floral arrangements includes red viburnum berries, red and orange dahlias, dark red scabiosa, pieris, hydrangeas, and mokara orchids.

yellow centerpiece

Photo: N. Underwood

Yellow Centerpiece: Summer is coming to an end, which means fall is right around the corner. This bright-yellow centerpiece is perfect for an end-of-summer celebration, don't you think? It combines red viburnum berries with garden roses, bittersweet, euphorbia, and fresh persimmons.

Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!

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