A shrub with dark green, prickly leaves and bright red berries. Young holly wood is fine and white, used for contemporary furniture and fittings such as plaited wood poles, etc. Holly leaves and berries are a traditional decoration, with great appliqué potential for Christmas related furnishings. On a bright blue winter’s day or a snow covered landscape, holly berries look bright and cheery. As a small winter posy, holly berries look good paired with other–preferably less prickly–evergreen foliage.