One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A guelder rose of a sterile variety which produces large globular white flower heads.
- ‘It has been a hot, dry summer and even though I've been watering my snowball bushes, they look almost dead.’
- ‘If you've longed for a particular kind of snowball bush you've admired from a distance but can't find it at a store or in a catalog, ask permission to take a stem cutting.’
- ‘The snowball bushes in our yard are huge this year and have burst forth with giant white blooms.’
- ‘Mountain laurel, snowball bushes, and the giant magnolia are still found in nature's original settings.’
- ‘The library should be below, with the bookshelves, and the glass door opening on the snowball bushes.’
- ‘I couldn't believe that this large 15-inch or so long hawk was in our snowball bush twice in one day.’
- ‘The garden was backed by a whole row of snowball bushes and the garden contained old-fashioned flowers such as bleeding hearts, peonies, iris, and lilies of the valley.’
- ‘From early spring to late autumn it smells sweet with various scents - chestnut, rowan, lilac, and snowball trees fill the air with scents changing one after another.’
- ‘Our home is 30 years old, and when we bought it, the back was beautifully landscaped with snowball bushes, mock orange shrubs and a lovely white azalea.’
- ‘I was looking at my snowball bush yesterday and noticed it was decimated.’
- ‘The snowball tree makes a growth in many respects like the common hedge maple, and the leaves are similarly lobed.’
- ‘Also currently open are weigela (also pictured), snowball trees, and some kind of phlox-y type things.’
- ‘I could have filled a whole garden with snowball trees this way!’
- ‘The honeysuckle bushes, snowball bushes and elm trees always seem to have their share of aphids.’
- ‘Oh and outside my kitchen window I have a rose, snowball bushes and sweet shrub!’
- ‘Being on the lazy - er, laid back side, I'm not too likely to dig up the snowball bush unless I get really, really frustrated.’
- ‘Growing around the corner were large lilac and snowball bushes that had long since lost their blossoms.’
- ‘Other inviting locations include by the pond, on the terrace, down by the snowball bushes close to the river, and up by the gazebo on the edge of the pine woods.’
- ‘The snowball bushes are blooming on West Bank right outside the door of Blegen Hall.’
- ‘This spring our snowball bush was beautiful and loaded with blossoms, at least until we started to get so much rain.’
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