An ideal landscape shrub with a dense, wide-spreading habit, bright green emerging foliage is held against dark evergreen needles in spring; an extremely versatile garden or foundation shrub, takes pruning very well, does well in shade. Densiformis Yew has forest green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The ferny leaves remain forest green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The fruits are red drupes displayed from early to late fall.