|'Eskimo' is a dense compact grower 4 to 5 feet high and 5 feet wide in 12 years. It has lustrous dark green leaves, pale cream buds that have a touch of pink on edges and open to a pure white, round, snowball, 3 to 4 inches in diameter. This culivar bears about 80 to 175 tubular flowers, fruits dull red to black that are resistant to bacterial leaf spot.
The species is generally not ornamental enough to be included in most gardens, several popular cultivars have been developed, retaining the heat tolerance of this shrub. Native to China.