Mystery Foliage

Another mystery to me but hopefully someone can help! I absolutely love this stuff, whatever it is, in this amazing styled shoot inspired by Disney’s Tangled (My Splendid Sentiments in San Diego did the flowers).

Does anyone know what this is?  I’d love to get my paws on some ; )



September 29, 2011 - 9:05 am

Olga - It’s called “Tree of Heaven” or Ailanthus altissima. Don’t even ask how I found the name, but I love this stuff too, and have always wondered what it was called so I can get some!

September 29, 2011 - 9:39 am

Kate - Thanks! It’s cool – almost looks like peas in a pod

September 29, 2011 - 10:34 am

Shannon/Flourish - ooo-ooo- I know! That is “Tree of Heaven” Love it! You can see a wedding where I used it extensively here:

September 29, 2011 - 11:07 am

Kate - That wedding is amazing! I’m about to pin the heck out of it ; ) Thanks for sharing, the ceremony pieces down the aisle are stunning (everything is stunning, that’s just my favorite so far!)

September 29, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Terri Carstens - When I saw this “mystery foliage” in your photo, I thought “How cool is that?! Maybe I’d like to grow some?”, as I love growing interesting, tough-to-source plant/flower material. But, NOPE!! I won’t be growing THIS, as it’s on the Invasive Species Plant List!! Bummer!!

October 2, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Jeanine - If you find out, do post the name? Please. It looks beautiful. I’m dying to know. Cheers, J.

October 11, 2011 - 10:12 pm

janet - “tree of heaven” I used to urban harvest that stuff. It grows on the side of the highway in Flint, MI – very budget friendly. I used some in the low arrangements in this wedding:

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