American cherry, as the name indicates can be found in USA and Canada. It symbolises friendship and piece. Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees as a gift to the United States in 1912 to celebrate the nations' then-growing friendship, replacing an earlier gift of 2,000 trees which had to be destroyed due to disease in 1910. It reaches 24 meters height and 0.6 meter diameter.
The heartwood can vary in colour from reddish-brown to either deep red or lighter red brown. It normally has brown flecks and small gum pockets. American cherry has a fine, straight, close grain a smooth texture and a rich satiny lustre. It dries fairly quickly, but fast drying can cause severe warping. The wood is moderately durable and the heartwood is very resistant to decay. It is mainly used in cabinetmaking and its ideal for musical instruments.