Figure: Almost no figure from grain pattern or color. The color of Holly is a chalky white to a light shade of gray with blue streaks.
Texture: Very fine and uniform.
Properties: It's an easy wood to work. Cuts clean and smooth with hand or power tools. Capable of a very smooth and hard surface. Flexible and strong, bends nicely.
Uses: The principle use is for deck planking and bulkward planking. The fine texture makes the wood suitable for delicate fittings and carvings.