Cherries are a delight to grow in the backyard. They do not like a lot of water to settle at the trunk so be sure your drainage is going to keep this from happening. Keeping the tree on a little hill is a good strategy. Of course, you aren't the only one wanting those cherries so expect some birds to enjoy them too. Using a plastic owl or reflective discs or tape can help. Containerized trees can be planted at any time of the year. The dark green leaves are large and cherry blossoms are really appreciated. Picking sweet ripe fruit from your backyard cherry tree is satisfying and knowing that with care and nurturing, sweet fruit is right out the back door.