The yew pine is an upright to somewhat oval shrub or small tree. They have needlelike leaves that are flat and a lustrous dark green. This is an excellent woody foliage shrub, and may be carved or shaped into round or square columns or cones. Although it has a moderate to slow rate of growth, it can become very large if left alone to grow undisturbed. Specimens on the campus of Florida State University are easily 20'. This large shrub or tree can reach 10' to 15' in height with about half that in spread in this area.