Perhaps you require an evergreen for a tiny spot or a container as I did near the pond.
Try Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Golden Sprite’. It is hardy in zone 6. I lost one in a container, however, it was only a 4 inch container. It would probably be OK in a larger container. Online info says it can withstand minus temps. That has not been my experience. New growth is yellow. Mature size is about the size of a cantaloupe. It needs a little shade protection in hot summer. After researching a bit, I have found its reputation to be finicky and ‘Butter Ball’ to be an alternative. Please share your experience if you grow this plant.
I forgot the name of this one but it is about two feet tall.
Late Blooming Lilium