Massive 12-16" flowers are upright on 6-8' plants - never droopy. Blooms are produced all season, the newest being white; the older ones deep pink; yielding a remarkable display of pink, white, and near red on a dense foliage shrub.
Paniculatas are the most cold hardy-a native of Asia. Stiff upright branches never get floppy. Flowers are more cone-shaped than ball-like. Can also be shaped into tree form.