Party Lights False Holly has attractive dark green foliage with pointy light green spines which emerges pink in spring. The spiny pointy leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It features subtle fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth khaki (brownish-green) bark and burgundy branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.
This compact cultivar is similar in looks to holly, but it's actually related to lilac and privet; bright pink and white new foliage matures to olive green; flowers may not be showy but are extremely fragrant, blooming in fall; more adaptable than holly