Can cherry blossoms be used to cross pollinate sweet cherry trees?

I recently got two Royal Ann cherry trees to plant in my yard. After planting them, I noticed on the card that came with the trees that they require a pollinator. I did some research online and learned that sweet cherry trees need to have another type of cherry tree nearby to cross pollinate to set cherries. I did not know that and the staff at the nursery did not share that info with me. My neighborhood has a lot cherry blossoms, I was wondering if they can help the cross pollination process. I found a chart online that only show cross pollination across sweet cherry trees.

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    Welcome! Could you please elaborate a bit? What exactly are you planning to do?
    – Stephie
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 16:02
  • anything can pollinate anything, it just might not work like a weed is a plant just in the wrong place. Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 16:39
  • I edited my post to provide more information.
    – Jeremy L.
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 17:45
  • Thanks, that’s helpful! How close (roughly) are the trees in your neighborhood? Gut feeling: if you have “lots”, That might be enough already.
    – Stephie
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 19:08
  • Fairly close, the closest is probably maybe less than 10 meters (~30 feet) away. There are others a bit further away too. Do you think that it's enough?
    – Jeremy L.
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 19:51


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