There are two varieties of Ruscus, Italian and Israeli. While they are both from the same species they have a few characteristics that make them stand alone. Israeli Ruscus has a hardy stem with more round leaves and Italian Ruscus has a more pointed leaf with slender branches. Both are excellent ways to add green filler to your floral decor. See the examples below!This is an example of Italian Ruscus. They are typically more popular for wedding floral due to the fact they have more leaves per branch with smaller branches which are easier to bend and mold.They are perfect when trying to mix greenery in the same arrangement.The Italian Ruscus is sold for about $10-12 a bunch while Israeli is sold for $8-10 a bunch at your florist wholesale.Each bunch comes with about 10 stems each so that you can use them in many different aspects and they take up a significant amount of space. This is why they are known as excellent filler flowers.
Their stems are hardy enough to stay in tact long enough for brides, bridesmaids, and flower girls to enjoy them as floral crowns.You can add accent flowers or they stand alone perfectly!It doesn’t take much for these flowers to take up space on a cake! The Italian Ruscus leaves look very similar to willow Eucalyptus but they cover larger surface area per branch.They are excellent for small details like a boutonniere and cocktail hour display!The Ruscus is available year round at your local wholesale florist. Israeli stems are better for arrangements in both vases and floral foams as well as hanging from ceremony structures. Italian Ruscus is better for smaller details such as bouquets and boutonnieres. If you are looking for a twist on the classic Eucalyptus vibe or to add more variation of greenery this is your pick