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Rainier Cherry Tree

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Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Prunus avium 'Rainier'

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The Rainier Cherry Tree features striking blooms as well as the most popular cherries in America. This deciduous species will continue to astonish you season after season for many reasons-especially it's easy to care for versatility. Exquisitely scented, the long-lasting pale-pink to white blooms begin their arrival in mid-spring.

The blossoms of the Rainier Cherry Tree provide delicate texture and create a wonderful backdrop for your outdoor living area. From mid to late June, Rainier generates an early harvest of delicious fruit. Large yellow fruit, kissed with just a splash of red, provides a scrumptious flavor that tantalizes the senses.

Rainier is a heavy fruit producer, which makes it a preferred fruit tree in many home gardens. Rainier cherries are some of the sweetest available, and every year they send cherry lovers into a tizzy. These trees are not typically easy to find in your local garden center, but we've reserved a small lot of them knowing that our best customers would enjoy this divine fruiting tree.

Rainier cherries have countless uses. They taste fantastic freshly picked from the tree or can be use in your favorite cookie or muffin recipes. They store and freeze well, and make delectable gourmet preserves and sauces.

Adding another layer of color and texture to your landscape, the Rainier Cherry Tree provides beautiful leaves which turn wonderful shades of bronze, orange or yellow in autumn, depending on your climate zone. The

Rainier Cherry Tree enjoys full sun, but can tolerate a small bit of shade. This hearty tree can also adapt to most any soil type as long as it is well-drained. Rainier Cherry Tree requires cross pollination for an abundant harvest, so be sure to purchase one of our other delectable cherry trees such as Bing or Black Tartarian as a good partner for Rainier.

Grand in stature and hardy by design, the mature Rainier Cherry Tree reaches heights between 10-15 feet. With its stunning presence, low maintenance habit, and being a producer a mouth-watering fruit--this tree truly has much to offer. As if that weren't enough, birds and other wildlife are also attracted to these trees thanks to the tasty treats it delivers.

We grow our trees longer than our competitors, to ensure delivery of a healthy full-bodied specimen ready for you to enjoy for many, many growing seasons.

Order your Rainier Cherry tree today, and don't forget to check out our selection of Black Tartarians and Bings.

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful trees
I bought six of them in May2014 and all have survived and grown fast. They received no artificial watering after initial planting, but that's typical of here. I planted cherries, plums, pears and apples, and only the cherries were attacked by beetles, but that's not their fault. It just means they need a little care.
January 3, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
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I have not had this tree long enough to see how it performs after a winter season but as of right now it is growing beautifully.
I am waiting to see if it will bear fruit in the spring. All else said I was pleased with the condition of the tree upon arrival to my address. The packaging was great and it started putting out new leaves within a couple of weeks. I would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for quality trees that is truly fast growing. I will be using this company for my future needs.
July 28, 2015
1 year ago
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I received my rainier cherry in great shape, its a very healthy looking tree and is even larger than 5ft. One of the limbs were broken during shipment, however I was able to have it heal back up by splinting it. I also purchased a banana tree off this site that is looking great right now. I am very satisfied. I plan on continuing purchasing the harder to find trees off this site due to their selection.

- Kurt
June 8, 2015
36977, AL, US
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Trees I ordered cam on time and were in good condition upon arrival. While they have not grown any visibly, all leaves have stayed on.
July 30, 2015
11 months ago
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Good Customer Service
Very pleased with our transaction. Delivery and product received in wonderful condition.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
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Cherry tree
Seems to be growing very slow. Looks healthy but no blossoms.
May 10, 2016
Dallas, TX, US
2 months ago
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I was very impressed with the condition of the tree when I received it. It was packaged and shipped so there was no damage to the tree.
May 16, 2016
Kenosha, WI, US
1 month ago
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So far this tree is growing well, it is full of leaves. I am hoping that in the next year or 2 to be harvesting cherries from it.
May 4, 2016
4 months ago
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Looking good
We just planted our Rainier Cherry Tree two weeks ago with a Bing Cherry Tree and a North Star Cherry Tree. There were few roots in a very small root ball for such a large tree but it is showing new growth on a couple of branches. Time will tell if the root system recovers and the tree grows.
May 29, 2016
Providence Forge, VA, US
3 weeks ago
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Doing well in the area planted. New leaf growth but no cherries this year
July 31, 2015
11 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Rainier Cherry Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Rainier Cherry Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Rainier Cherry Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Rainier Cherry Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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i think these trees will be a lovely addition to my yard .
james h on Apr 16, 2016
Love cherries! Needed a pollinator.
Candace N on Apr 13, 2016
i think these trees will be a lovely addition to my yard .
james h on Apr 16, 2016
These are not he best cherries for baking, I cant wait to get them in the ground!
Terry M on Apr 15, 2016
Love cherries! Needed a pollinator.
Candace N on Apr 13, 2016
love these cheries
dotty on Apr 10, 2016
I've tried these trees before in Zone 8A and they didn't make the hot dry summer, but I'm trying again.
Lynn P on Apr 6, 2016
Love cherries. Most hardy for our region.
Sandy P on Apr 5, 2016
I LOVE Rainier Cherries... They are SOOOO Good!!!!
Angela R on Apr 4, 2016
Love Love Love Rainier Cherries
Kathy H on Apr 3, 2016
I was looking for a hardy plant that would produce here along the coast of Maine. The product information for this tree implies that it will do just that.
Misty P on Mar 29, 2016
Sweet tasting cherries!
Maria B on Mar 27, 2016
I love them . I can eat them and never tire of the great taste.
Pansy W on Mar 26, 2016
I love the cherry........ the best tasting cherry of its kind.......
Susan W on Mar 24, 2016
For the sweet Cherries it will bear!
LISA J on Mar 21, 2016
Looking for a smaller tree to grow in container
Donald M on Mar 10, 2016
Delicious cherries, not easy to find in stores, would like to try growing our own!
Kelly S on Feb 28, 2016
This is a beautiful fruit and I enjoy having access to fresh fruit in my backyard.
Amber O on Feb 25, 2016
LOVE the flavor! Our favorite variety of cherry!
KARL K on Feb 2, 2016
I like the blossoms
F. Russ H on Jan 21, 2016
This is a first for me. looking forward to trying my hand at growing cherries
Deborah S on Dec 12, 2015
I wanted something useful instead of just pretty to grow in my yard.
stafford p on Dec 10, 2015
wife love cherries. now trying to grow our own
reynaldo e on Dec 4, 2015
xmas gift for my son, who LOVES these cherries
louise a on Nov 29, 2015
Because they are so yummy
lovin' papayas on Sep 12, 2015
We love rainier cherries! We wait all year for them to show up at the grocery store
Stephanie S on Sep 11, 2015
frank p on Sep 2, 2015
family tradition.....to add to my other 2 cherry trees
ZARA W on Aug 25, 2015
Grandpa had one
Michael K on Aug 22, 2015
These are not he best cherries for baking, I cant wait to get them in the ground!
Terry M on Apr 15, 2016
love these cheries
dotty on Apr 10, 2016
We live in Houston Texas 77389. Will we have problems growing a ranier cherry tree?
Lori K on Jul 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Houston is outside of the recommend growing zone for the Rainier Cherry Tree. The climate conditions there are a little too tough for this tree to handle.
I live in a zone 4 area, what cherry tree would you recommend to plant with the rainier for pollination?
Sarah L on Jan 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Bing cherry tree will pollinate your Rainier, and survive in zone 4.
When is the best to plant my tree?
Robert K on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Right now is a good time. I would say late September - mid November for my zone (8). What zone does the questioner live in?
When will you have more Rainier Cherry?
pellet on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Rainier cherries will be available for purchase Feb. 2 2016 and will be delivered according to your zonal area.
will it grow in a container and produce fruit?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you would like to put the Rainier Cherry in a container you can, however, they do prefer the ground
If I purchase a Rainer and a Bing cherry tree...how far apart should they be planted from each other?
Terri on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sweet cherry trees require cross-pollination, so you need to plant trees close enough that bees can carry pollen. Usually, planting trees within 100 feet is sufficient. You also need compatible sweet cherry tree cultivars within the tree groups. Each sour cherry tree can set fruit using its own pollen and thus is self-fruitful.
best planting time zone 7 ?
bryant w on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you are located in a zone 7 you can plant spring through fall.
Is a Stella cherry tree a good cross pollination tree for the rainier?
L v on Dec 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Stella will be a good pollinator for the Rainier. The Bing and Black Tartarion will also work well.
How long is the growing season for these cherries? Where I live there are often frosts in the first parts of June, and the end of August. Is there enough time in those 10-12 weeks for the cherries to grow and ripen?
Hannah B on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think so. Our last frost in Ohio averages mid to late May, but these ripen in our area by late June so yours should still ripen by July
Does the dwarf Rainer yellow and red cherry tree need a pollinator?
huggybear on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Rainier's shouldn't be relied on as a pollinator.
For varieties that do require a pollinator, such as the rainier, it is necessary to either plant two different and compatible kinds of cherries close enough to each other to cross-pollinate, or to plant a cherry tree that has multiple compatible varieties grafted on to the tree (called combo trees).
I live in zone 5 in Illinois. I wanted to purchase Rainier tree, Is Rainier cherry self pollinating?
I have limited space and I wanted to buy one of these and white peach tree. Will it be a nice combination to plant close within 10 feet of each other.
Yogesh Ajmire
Yogesh on Mar 10, 2016

Yes, you need a pollinator for the Ranier Cherry to produce abundant fruit. I picked a Bing Cherry and am seeing little buds on my trees that were planted last fall.

Enjoy your trees!

Your description says, "This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9" Will it survive and fruit in Austin Texas?
Darleen R on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you are in the recommend zone.
I only have room for one cherry tree. Will it bloom without other trees?
Kathleen A on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The best thing to do is to buy it with a pollinator and plant them in the same big hole. They can grow together as one tree. You can prune to keep it even. As long as you don't allow one to overtake the other, you'll have cherries.
Are two or more Rainier Cherry Trees needed for plllenation?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. You need another sweet cherry tree (different kind), like a Bing Cherry, for pollination. Another Rainier Cherry will not pollinate it.
do i remove the bag the root ball is in ??
Norm H on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, absolutely not. I planted mine and it is thriving. I watered it everyday and built a deer fence around. It. When I planted my tree I placed the remains of some fish in next to the ball. Don't forget to plant a different species of cherry tree for fertilization about 20 feet away.
Live in South Central, MT area - would love to have one or two - do I need to have another type for pollination for the Raniers?
kallyjo on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A quick google search lead me to a site of all the pollinators for rainier. (Unable to post link)
While my tree has only been in the ground for one season, I haven't had any flowers or fruit set. I see Bing cherry on this list and, although you are looking for rainier, this is also a great "grocery store" cherry. Maybe you need more trees ??
Are rainier cherries good eating?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are delicious fresh or in pies, etc. Ours seldom make it to the baking stage, they seem to disappear before reaching the house.
How long will it take before it bears fruit?
How many chill hours does it take?
judy m on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A 5-6ft Rainier Cherry should bear fruit within a year. It requires 700 chill hours.
How far apart should the trees be planted?
Li S on May 14, 2016

I'd plant your trees at least 10 ft apart if you are planning to keep the dwarf and up to 20 feet or more if your plan is to let them grow on their own with light yearly pruning. Hope this helps.

Happy planting,

I live in zone 6(MO) when should i plant and what other kind to pollinate?
kris g on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you would be happy with a Stella.
Planning to buy this Tree, is it suitable for Atlanta,GA area ? And how can I get a pollinator ? This is my first plant planning to do in my backyard. Please help.
Swathi c on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pollinators for the Rainer is Black Tartarian or the Bing Cherry tree
i got a rainier cherry tree did not it needed a pollination tree i dont have room for another tree i live in middle of a pear orchard will i hive cherrys ?i live in oregon
richard m on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, but I have been told that you will need another cherry tree for pollination.
I live in Zone 9, what is the best cherry tree would you recommend to pollinate my rainier cherry tree?
MikeD on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 8 and we planted a bing cherry tree and it is pollinating our rainier cherry tree beautifully. It is the darn crazy weather that we are fighting here in zone 8.....ShaRon
What is the minimum hours of sunlight for Rainier and Lapins cherries to ripen? I have plenty of dappled shade and half day sun on the west side of my small yard, but direct sun area is limited to the south side of house and it gets incredibly hot over 100+ through out the summer. I think it would cook them. Knowing the minimum hours of sunlight in descriptions is always helpful in my situation.
RocKin40 on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How tall did your Ranier Trees grow after the first year?
lovin' papayas on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 3-5 feet per year.
I live in Zone 5b , what cherry tree would you recommend to plant with the rainier for pollination?
Levi S on Feb 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A pollinator would be a Black Tartarian or the Bing Cherry.
Might this cherry grow on the Big Island of Hawaii on ground where other fruit trees are successful?
aurora45north a on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
When to plant Rainier Cherry in zone 8?
Danuta K on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In a zone 8 you can plant year round for the most part. The best times to plant are spring and fall.
Would these Rainier Cherry trees do ok if planted in very large pot? I will be moving in two yrs and plan to take them with me
lovin' papayas on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended to plant cherry trees in pots.
Why does the Rainier Cherry not ship to California ????
Terry P on Jul 18, 2015
Unfortunately it is out of our hands. California state agriculture laws prohibit it. Certain fruit trees and juniper and oak are prohibited but our other plants are fine to ship to your state.

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