North American 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 family. Due to the mostly fine annual ring structure of the wood, it is excellently suited for woodturning, carving or cutting. Furthermore, it can be easily glued, is flexible, elastic and, not least for this reason, extremely popular in upmarket furniture manufacturing. (cf. WAGENFUEHR, 2007) Cherry wood can be described as a modern classic. It is distinguished, very high quality and noble in its appearance. In contrast to its European relative, the wood darkens considerably and takes on a golden-brown to brown-red hue over time. 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)