they like to have the roots stay cool for the most part, but if you can find the dwarf varieties and a large enough pot I do believe it is possible, part of it also depends on climate you live in. I would use a ceramic pot with good drainage and in winter definitely wrap blankets from good will around the pots and maybe a bit of insulation too. I live in western washington and cherry trees like those grow well planted in the ground. I do love the rainier cherry best, I introduced my southern in-laws to the rainier cherry and to washington peaches. they loved both and thought our cherries and peaches where way better than the ones grown down south.I would like to grow a Bing cherry and Rainer Cherry tree. Can they be planted in a large container and produce fruit?