Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Yellowtip' / Yellowtip Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Yellowtip' is a dwarf, conical selection of Hinoki cypress, that will eventually form a central leader, becoming broadly conical with ago. Branching is dense and irregular, and foliage consists of green sprays highlighted with creamy yellow. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a color sport, found in the mid-1940s, on a specimen of C. obtusa 'Nana Gracilis', by C.A. van den Akker Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Yellowtip' — a young plant in Trompenburg Arborteum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Photo by Trompenburg Arboretum
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Yellowtip' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Ashwood Nursery Inc.