Japanese Snowball is a dense multistemmed shrub with showy white flowers and matures at a height of 5'-8'. Plant in the full sun to partial shade with moist well-drained soil. It prefers loams but tolerates a range of soil types. Prune it back immediately after flowering as it flowers on second-year wood and you risk removing the flower buds if you wait. It is drought tolerant once established.
Leaves are burgundy to bronze-purplish in autumn. Profuse late spring bloomer with sporadic flowers in summer. Noted for orangish-red drupes in late summer, but irregularly produced in the South. Plant as a foundation plant, small shrub borders or hedges, a specimen or in massing.