Renovate! Don't replace!(Shrubs)
So many times I've heard- "We had the taxus taken out because they were too overgrown". ARGH! "YOU FOOL!" I want to say and a few times have. It pains me to type it even.
Every landscape I do involves the renovation of the often T shaped Taxus/ Burning bushes/ Azaleas at their appropriate times to more appealing shapes. I perfer open and airy. Some perfer formal cones and mounds. Regardless the root structure is their and most shrubs will tolerate a hard cutting with some TLC and almost immediate results.