Dense yews are rather similar to the popular hicks yew. They have similar foliage, and are also easy, low-maintenance shrubs. However, they differ in one key way: the dense yew grows in a rounder fashion, making it a good ornamental shrub or accent to your garden. The bright green foliage will certainly go with any other plant in your garden.
Their care is similar to hicks yew. They can thrive anywhere from full sun to full shade. It will tolerate average to evenly moist soil, but it must be well-draining; standing water will harm the plant. It can survive in any type of soil.