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Sweetgum


The sweetgum’s leaves are glossy and star-shaped with five lobes. Its fall foliage is a brilliant red-orange and the leaves stay on the tree quite late into Autumn. These trees are native to southern Indiana mostly and they prefer full sun. It yields a bur-like fruit and its seeds are enjoyed by many small mammals and birds alike. Its mature height can be between 60 and 75 feet tall, but in the wild it can reach over 150 feet tall. The sweet gum tree is overall a beautiful ornamental tree and grows into a pyramidal and then oval-like shape over time.


Here is a link to the Phenophase Guide:

Sweet Gum Phenophase Guide
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This is a graph of the Activity Curve for 2021:


Here is a Calendar of the Flowering Phenophase stage being observed for the Sweetgum tree in 2021.

The gray marks are times when the tree was observed and determined to not be presenting the phenophase.


Here is a Calendar of the Fruiting Phenophase stage being observed for the Sweetgum tree in 2021. The gray marks are times when the tree was observed and determined to not be presenting the phenophase.


Here is a Calendar of the Leafing Phenophase stage being observed for the Sweetgum tree in 2021.

The gray marks are times when the tree was observed and determined to not be presenting the phenophase.


Number of Observations 2021: 630


Number of Observation sites 2021: 2


Number of Visits to Observation sites 2021: 62


Indiana Backyard Observer data downloaded using the USA-National Phenology Network's Phenology Observation Portal <www.usanpn.org/data/observational>





Map of Counties with Observation sites (2021)


Hendricks and Johnson Counties

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