Black Cherry

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)


Common Names: Black Cherry, Cherry, American Cherry


Distribution: Eastern North America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.


Janka Hardness: 950 lbf


Density: 2.92 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Cherry’s sawdust has been associated with respiratory effects such as wheezing.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Cabinetry, fine furniture, flooring, interior millwork, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.