Fruit tree rootstocks?
Hi all! I'd like to plant several fruit trees this spring (apples, peaches, cherries, pears) but am hopelessly confused about rootstocks. Does the rootstock truly matter as far as tree size? In other words, is it possible to purchase a standard cherry tree and keep it pruned to a manageable height (8-12 feet) without affecting the health of the tree? I'd rather not have to deal with supporting smaller sized trees if possible. Any thoughts and/or advice is most appreciated!