Cherries are definitely possible to grow in our area. The trees can also be grown as an ornamental. The bark and blooms add a lovely addition to a landscape or in a garden. Cherry trees are typically smaller growing than most other fruit trees. While some sweet cherries can sometimes be grown, usually the more sour type cherries are hardier for our area. A cherry will grow maximum height to about 15' in our area, usually a little less.
A very popular species of sweet cherry, the black Tartarian makes a great choice for home orchards. It produces large, purplish-black fruit with a sweet, rich, full-bodied flavor that is great for fresh eating and preserves. Requires pollinator-
'Montmorency' is a good choice.
sapalta cherry plum
A cherry/plum cross. Red-purple, bitter skin and purple-black, sweet, semi-clingstone flesh. Ripens in late summer. Cross-pollinate with Compass or American plum group for best fruit set. A great choice for smaller landscapes with mature height of only 8 feet.
CROSS POLLINATION WITH COMPASS OR AMERICAN PLUM