Densiformis is a cultivar of yew with rounded growth as a young plant. It spreads with age to form a mound up to 4 feet high and 7 feet wide. It is usually used as a foundation plant, as a small hedge, or as a specimen plant.
Densiformis is suitable for zones 4 through 7, as it grows in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate full shade. It also tolerates a wide range of soils as long as it has good drainage. It is evergreen and has showy fruit. It does not need much maintenance and is long-lived, but can be damaged by extreme temperature changes.