Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Cream Tart' / Cream Tart Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Cream Tart' is a miniature, flattened globose selection of Hinoki cypress is dense branching holding dark green foliage, liberally splashed with creamy variegation. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around a half inch (1 cm).

This cultivar originated as a variegated branch sport found on a specimen of C. obtusa 'Chabo yadori', by Larry Stanley of Stanley & Sons Nursery, Boring, Oregon.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Cream Tart' — a specimen in a private garden in Ohio.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Cream Tart' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger