Full-sized (non dwarf) cherry as shade tree?

acer(6b western NC)May 16, 2014

Still thinking about what shade tree to plant on a sunny piece of river bottom land in zone 7, NC western piedmont/foothills region. I have a strong preference for natives or at least non-invasive and useful. What about a full-size cherry on natural, non-dwarfing rootstock? I mean a real edible cherry, not the tiny, bitter, wild ones. Where would I find one, and what's the proper name? I wonder of it would it would have a decent lifespan or be short-lived like an orchard cherry?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardengal48

Edible cherries ARE orchard cherries, Prunus avium cultivars. You should be able to find them at any garden center. Even Costco and Home Depot sell them in early spring. But most of what you find will be grafted on dwarfing rootstock as that makes the trees much more manageable for home gardens and orchards.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 7:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Control Freak
On my way into B'more this morning I saw these Edgeworthia...
sam_md
Temporary Potting Small Trees - Central Florida
I have a small Magnolia tree, about 2 1/2' tall, and...
sunshinerivera
Trees for wet heavy clay soil?
Trees for wet heavy clay soil? The soil is sort of...
nerys54
My Yoshino cherry tree hasn't bloomed yet
I live in GA and have a Yoshino cherry tree that I've...
cherryman
Would windex overspray hurt dormant oak or metasequoia?
Was cleaning the windows outside with Windex today....
hairmetal4ever
Sponsored Products
Basketweave Seagrass Rug (8' x 10')
Overstock.com
Gelato Pendant by LBL Lighting
$180.00 | Lumens
Souk Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
$79.99 | zulily
Sinclair Stem & Loop Pendant
Barn Light Electric Company
Lunar Rug 7'9" x 10'10" - CHARCOAL
$1,639.00 | Horchow
8 Watt COB LED Aimable Recessed Light Fixture - Bridgelux COB
Super Bright LEDs
Taller Uno | Palace Ada
$374.40 | YLighting
Montana Woodworks Homestead Dresser w/ Mirror in Stained and Lacquered
Beyond Stores
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™