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