Syrian Maple

Scientific NameAcer obtusifolium
Common NameSyrian Maple
Hebrew Nameאדר סורי

The Syrian Maple is an evergreen tree with a single trunk typically reaching a height around five meters. The Syrian Maple blooms in March and April with hardly noticeable, tiny green flowers. The flowers are an important source of pollen and nectar for honeybees.

Fruits grow in pairs and have two wings that catch the wind as they fall off the tree. The bright red color of the fruit and wings make the Syrian Maple easy to identify.