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Often overlapping the blooming time of the spring-flowering witch hazels is a special member of the dogwood family, Cornus mas.
The Dogwood family is a collection of vigorous, deciduous shrubs that have very brightly coloured, bare stems that offer lots of interest in the winter as well as bearing clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by white or blue/black fruit during the autumn.
Belonging to yet another group are black gum and tupelo, which are members of the dogwood family.