Salix chaenomeloides is the Latin name for giant pussy willow. It is native to Japan but adapts well to a wide range of garden situations including sandy, average and even quite moist soil. Plants can get quite large, 15' or more. In order to have a steady supply of branches bearing rosy red catkins (which are male flowers by the way, are you surprised?) you should coppice (cut back to 2' above ground) every 2 or 3 years. This will keep plants at a more reasonable height and provide you with an ample supply of cut branches for winter arrangements. QT.Pots.Limited Supply.