Fruit Trees

5 Best Cherry Trees To Grow In Oklahoma

For Oklahoma gardeners, it is vital to plant shrubs and trees which will bear berries quickly, or trees which will provide shade and cool their homes as soon as possible. Planting a tree that grows fast or a big tree are the two decisions that face the gardener.

On the surface that sounds fine, but in OK, the tree’s cell walls grow more and more, thus decreasing the normal deposits of lignin and cellulose inside the tree. This can lead to trees suffering injury or dying, as well.  

Sycamore trees, Weeping Willow trees, and Tulip Poplar trees are among the rapid-growing shade trees in Ohio. The leaves of the Ginkgo tree, the Golden Raintree tree and the Bald Cypress tree turn a brilliant yellow in the fall. All three tree species are native to Oklahoma: the oak tree, the red maple tree, and the elm tree. Green Ash trees and Sassafras trees grow into gigantic specimens of shade trees.

There are two types of Japanese Magnolia trees in Ohio: the Southern Magnolia is also a lovely flowering tree. As the winter approaches, the Japanese Magnolia trees lose their leaves and are covered with a large, fragrant pink flower. Magnolia grandiflora is an evergreen shade tree whose summer and fall blooms are covered in large white flowers that are very aromatic.

A red, white, and pink dogwood tree, a redbud, and a blue and purple Wisteria tree are wonderful trees to see in early spring. Lombardy poplar trees can grow by 10 feet in one season, making them excellent privacy screens and windbreaks. Its leaves are spectacularly colored in the fall after the first frost.


Black Tartarian Cherry Tree


Black Tartarians are old varieties of dark, sweet cherries (Prunus avium ‘Black Tartarian’) that have retained popularity among homeowners for the pollination it provides many cherry varieties, as well as the superior fruit yields. Choosing the Black Tartarian is the perfect tree if you’d like to have tasty fruit for years to come with very little effort!

The blossoms of this cherry tree will begin blooming in the spring. The pristine splendor of the blooms truly adorns the branches.

Upon the end of the flowering period, your Black Tartaria will develop green glossy leaves and begin to produce the fruit that your tree is most renowned for. This tree’s leaves are glossy dark-green, waxy, and toothed on the edges, with a pointed tip, and are present all season long.

Keep in mind that your Black Tartarian has outstanding fruit as one of its strongest points. Your taste buds will be tantalized by the sight of sun-warmed, sweet snacks under the shady trees from early to mid-summer.


Sweetheart Cherry Tree


When Sweetheart Cherry Trees (Prunus avium ‘Sweetheart’) produce their tasty fruit, you will be the talk of your neighborhood. The low-maintenance and easy-going nature of this Cherry tree make it an excellent starter tree.

Mid-April brings about pristine pinkish-white blooms which lead to an early harvest of mid-July cherries which are scattered about the tree like little ornaments amid the glossy, bright-green foliage.

This cherry’s smooth, crisp skin is covered by a shiny, bright and heart-shaped red fruit exterior. It has a delicious sweet flavor that will make your mouth water, and the interior flesh is meaty and firm. Just a hint of acidic-tart undertone provides the perfect bite to this unique cherry. Even after picking, the fruit remains crisp.

The incredible thing about this sweet cherry is that it ripens over a few weeks, allowing you to extend your harvest season…and what a harvest that is!

Corum Sweet Cherry Tree

Get your sweet cherries from home for a plentiful supply if you can’t get enough from the store. The Corum tree (Prunus avium ‘Corum’) produces many flowers that have a red blush and a tasty flavor.

A week or so before Royal Ann, Corum ripens. Sweet cherries will be plentiful throughout the season. Between these two popular varieties, the late spring bloom times overlap. They make a great pollination partner if you plant both.

A light, flavorful Corum cherry is firm enough to freeze, brine and can. Fresh fruit will of course be on your menu.

A landscape featuring the trees would look lovely. What’s the harm in that? Everywhere in the country, people are growing fruit trees – even in suburban landscapes.


Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree


Sweet Cherries Lambert (Prunus avium ‘Lambert’) are one of the most reliable and productive additions to residential gardens. The large, firm cherries you receive from them are exquisite to look at and to taste.

They are deep red, heart shaped, and excellent as fresh cherries. For later use, you can conserve the flavor by canning them.

For 150 years, this variety has been cultivated and enjoyed. You can get your hands on this special selection.

You can order Lambert Sweet Cherry trees from our expert growers at Nature Hills right now. The people around you will be so glad you did, including your friends, family and neighbors


Nanking Cherry Tree


If you live in one of the cold winter zones between 2 and 6, Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) is an excellent, easy-to-care bush for adding to the landscape. This fruit has a tangy, sweet-tart taste that you’ll love eating fresh or baking into pies.

It’s beautiful out there in the springtime! The shrub’s buds are pink in the spring and open to reveal showy white flowers. After the long winter, an early bloomer like this is so welcome.

Florists view this plant as a harbinger of spring because the flowers are both fragrant and tolerant to frost. In addition to providing nectar to butterflies and pollinators, the white blossoms also attract hummingbirds.

A culture long rooted in harsh climates has proven that Nanking Cherry produces delicious red fruit. This foliage has a textured appearance that contrasts well with the glowing berries. The cherry is a brilliant, translucent red jewel.

For a hedge along a fence or as a specimen, use it as a long specimen. If you have a backyard homestead, consider planting an orchard. Cherries are produced in abundance on this cherry, the first to flower.


Stella Cherry Tree


Cherry Stella trees (Prunus avium ‘Stella’) have small, shiny, heart-shaped fruit and are compact, self-fruitful trees. It’s a tree that looks like a jewel in summer, with glossy black fruit and juicy red flesh.

The compact tree has bright green foliage and naturally grows upright, making it an ideal tree for the home garden and a great space saver.

The tree blooms in the early spring with gorgeous white blooms that are wonderfully fragrant. Local pollinators immediately enjoy them. Fruit clusters of shiny red, almost black, dark red fruits quickly follow the blooms in the summer.

Stella produces Cherries with excellent flavor, firmness, and plumpness.