The French Pussy Willow, also known as Goat Willow is a large, upright, oval to rounded shrub that matures at a height of 15-20 ft. It produces large velvety silver white catkins in early Spring. It adapts well to most soils but prefers a moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Like its willow cousins, the French Pussy Willow adds a beautiful touch as a backdrop in the landscape, because it remains very colorful when dormant. Zones 4-8b.