I don’t know many plants that flower in winter, in my head none had big poofy blooms.
Then I accompanied DB on a work trip, calling in at his workshop en route.
I am now better educated.
Trees do blossom in January. Especially mostly neglected trees kept in corridors.
This particular corridor is only marginally heated and any natural light that fights its way through the workshop windows, then through the frosted glass wall dividing the workshop from the corridor is tired before it reaches the leaves. It wouldn’t strike me as the ideal climate for a deciduous tree, but it seems perfectly happy….