I planted one of these 2 years ago -- thought it would be a "cute little shrub" with winter interest. It grows so fast and is ruining the cottage garden where it resides. I've pruned it twice this season but I believe I'm going to need to get rid of it altogether. A Russian Sage next to it is practically growing as a ground cover this year because the pussy willow has cast such a shade on it. Lilies nearby are growing at a slant -- not to mention the leggy daylilies. If I keep it I'm going to have to move everything else. So I think it's time to kiss it goodbye. LOL! I have no other place suitable for it. A lesson learned!