We are about two weeks from blooming in Big Stone Gap. The last two year's sourwood bloom has not been strong. This year should be good, I hope.Here in Southern Virginia the flowers are beginning to form on the stalk. I'd guess we are about a week from the start of the sourwood bloom. How is the bloom so far in other areas? Does it look like it will be a good year?
Yes. They are smaller than the surrounding trees so I usually see them on hillsides, at woods edges around clearings or along the highway. Every once in a while you will see a big sourwood and that is a sight to behold. The President of our beekeepers club says that when the blooms are white it will be a good year and when they are green tinted, it won't be. The past two years he's been right.The blooms are quite showy. You should be able to notice them from a distance.