I need advice on pussy willows. Mine has had about a year to establish, but as you can see, it's not growing normally. I've tested to see if it's alive and it definitely is. But shouldn't it be puffing up and weeping out?
Weeping Pussy Willow Growth Problems
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It appears to me that your new planting is looking quite normal in it's growing pattern.
I've listed some links with care information and an image for you to compare your tree too.