Cherry, American Black

Cherry, American Black

Trade Name

Cherry, American Cherry, Black Cherry

Similar Woods

European Cherry, French Cherry


North America


Northeastern halves of Canada and USA as well as south to Florida and Texas. Cultivated to some extent in Europe. However only the trees from the growing areas in Northeastern USA and possibly Canada are significant for veneer production. Northern Pennsylvania is best known growing region.


Very good sliced veneer for faces. As lumber it is preferred for architectural panels and furniture. Good qualities are always in demand. However due to this heavy demand it is becoming more and more difficult to find American Black Cherry in good qualities.