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Can cherry trees grow in South Carolina?

Cherry trees are relatively large fruit trees at 40 feet in height, and grow in both sweet and sour varieties. South Carolina's zones 7 to 8, which offer both bright, hot summers and winters that drop to freezing, are ideal for cherry growth.

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People also ask, can cherry trees grow in the South?

4 Best Flowering Cherry Trees to Grow in the South. All varieties of this flowering tree will grow well when planted in full sun and well draining soil, but certain varieties do better in certain climates and growing zones. These 4 are the best cherry trees to grow in the southern climate and soil.

One may also ask, where do cherry trees grow best? Sweet cherries are best suited for areas where temperatures are mild and humidity is low while tart cherries will grow in cooler climates and need about 2 months of winter temperatures below 45° F.

Also, what fruit trees grow well in South Carolina?

Fruit Trees Recommended for South Carolina

  • Apples. Apple tree. Credit: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images.
  • Peaches and Nectarines. Peach tree. Credit: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images.
  • Persimmons. Persimmons. Credit: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images.
  • Figs. Fig trees. Credit: John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images.
  • Plums. Plum trees.

What trees grow in South Carolina?

There are two distinct kinds of trees found in South Carolina's forests:

  • Conifers: Pine and cedar. These trees have needle- or scale-like foliage and cone- like fruits.
  • Broadleaf trees: Oak, maple, elm, etc. These trees lose their foliage each fall growing season and develop new leaves each spring.

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