North American Black Cherry

The North American cherry trees (Prunus serotina) are a plant species of the genus Prunus and belong to the botanical family of the rose. Due to the usually fine annual ring structure of the wood, it is ideal for turning, carving and knifing. In addition, it is easy to glue, flexible and elastic and is therefore extremely popular in upmarket furniture making.

The cherry can be described as a modern classic. It is elegant, very high-quality and noble in its appearance. In contrast to its European relatives, the wood darkens considerably and over time takes on a golden brown to brown-red colour. Cherry trees grow up to 24 metres high and reach trunk diameters of up to one metre.

OriginPennsylvania, Missouri (USA)
CertificatesEvergreen Initiative, NHLA
CharacteristicsDeciduous tree, pale yellow to reddish brown, fine tree ring structure, flexible, good processing properties
Average bulk density
(12-15 % wood moisture)