Chamaecyparis obtusa ' Butter Ball ' Dwarf Japanese Hinoki Cypress. - Bright, lemony yellow tips on tightly compact foliage. The vivid coloring contrasts beautifully with naturally darker inner foliage. A consistently rounded habit and very slow growth distinguish this selection as superior to others. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Zones 5-9. Full Sun. Mature Size 1-2 feet high by wide.