Its rapid growth makes it excellent for formal hedges and topiaries and it is also popular as a fast growing shrub for putting into landscapes.
It is also a serious pain in the butt.
The reason is simple, Most landscapes treat a yew like a shrub. it is in fact a tree.
Here's an example.
So this prolific monster is constantly being stuffed into little tiny mickey mouses and shrubs.
These are my shrubs...
They're challenging, because there just isn't enough room for them. The sidewalk is too close and keeping them a decent distance from the walk without cutting all of the green off has been challenging.
A similar problem exists in the back where they are awfully close to the laundry room door.
And then there is this lumpy one that is well.... there. (this might make a decent dancing hippo)
So what would you do?