Maybe not up north, but it is down here. My Yoshino cherry started out 8 years ago in a 5-gallon tub from Lowe's, I think. Now it's about 20 feet tall. The first couple years, it was kinda straggly and had sparse blossoms, but in the last year or two, it's had a ton of healthy pink blooms. They come out so slowly, though, and later than most of the other Yoshinos in the area. But they're about 90% out now, and it's looking pretty. I think if we had a couple more big trees, it would be prettier, but there's not really any good places to put them.