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What are the different types of cherry trees?

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Different types of cherry trees include Japanese, choke and pin. The Japanese cherry tree is grown as an ornamental and is prized for its profusion of pink or white blooms. This cherry tree grows best in hardiness zones 5 through 8.

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The choke cherry is more cold tolerant and grows in hardiness zones 2 through 7. It is native to eastern North America. The white flowers are borne on long clusters and arrive from April to May. This cherry tree can tolerate poor soil.

The pin cherry is also called the fire cherry because it often germinates after fires. It is a fast-growing tree that can grow between 35 and 50 feet tall. It has red branches, reddish to orange bark, white flowers and red berries used for jelly.

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