A popular fruit tree for home gardeners, cherry trees are ornamental and produce delicious and nutritious fruits. The cherry blossoms that burst in the spring are sure to delight—as are the fruits that follow. Cherry trees grow best in well-drained soil and in full sun. While cherry trees can grow in several grow zones, some are more cold hardy than others. Make sure the cherry tree you choose to buy will grow in your hardiness zone. Choose between sweet cherry and pie cherries (sometimes called tart cherries). Many cherry tree varieties are available in standard and dwarf fruit tree sizes. Standard trees usually produce more fruit while dwarf trees are easier to manage, harvest and prune. Finally, keep in mind that some cherry trees are self-pollinating while other cherry trees need another cherry tree for pollination.