Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus avium 'Rainier'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, WA
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
Get Bushels of Cherries the First Year
Why Rainier Cherry Trees?
The Rainier Cherry Tree is a heavy producer, generating an early harvest of big, juicy cherries in its first year. And Rainier Cherries are some of the sweetest available. You've most likely bought these at your grocery store, as they're the most popular cherries in America.
Plus, it’s super easy to grow. This hardy tree can adapt to nearly any soil type, and though it requires cross-pollination to fruit, it’s simple to purchase and plant the Bing or Black Tartarian Cherry Trees for tons of cherries in the first year of growth.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part of the Rainier Cherry Tree? The fact that it’s delivered, ready to grow, straight from our nursery to your door. We grow our trees longer and monitor each variety meticulously, so they’re a proven performer when they come to your homescape.
We’ve put in the extra work so that you get a healthy, full-bodied specimen that produces year after year. Order your own Rainier Cherry Tree today – before it’s gone!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Good, easy to grow cherry tree
I had planted one rainer cherry tree years ago, and over time 6 more has grown from the original cherry tree seeds. It's easy, beautiful cherry tree to own,and grow.
Was surprised that it was just a twig.
I've been babying it - trying to keep it alive since receiving it. It was just a semi-dried out twig with a few big leaves at the top. I have it in a large greenhouse - but it is not doing as well as the other trees and bushes I received.
We're very sorry to hear that your cherry tree has struggled! It looks like we were able to assist you with a credit for the tree so we hope this helped to turn your experience around. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we were glad we were able to help!
Rainier Cherry Tree was recent purchase from FGT
Service at FGT was nice and helpful. The two trees were bing and rainier cherry trees, and they both came in one box, with a ball of dirt at each end, and overlapping branches. The top branches were broken, and died on the Rainier. The Bing was taller, and seems to be recovering better. I did get a one year warranty, and am hoping that they'll both survive. I'd buy another tree from FGT. They seem positive and helpful. I did call them, and talked directly, and think that might be a good idea. I live in Minnesota, and we talked about climate, what would survive the winters, when to plant, when to prune...
I ordered 1 Bing, 1 Stella, and 1 Rainer. All arrived healthy but the shipper damaged the Bing. Guess he couldn't read the box "Lay Down Flat, Do Not Stand Up". I sent an email with a pic and waited for a reply. Instead a new tree arrived. All tree's are slowly adapting to their new home, even the damaged Bing which is 3 feet shorter than it was seams to be making a comeback. Time will tell, but so far so good.
awsome customer service
thank you for my beautiful tree
Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Rainier prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade - select a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day for best results. Also select an area with well-drained soil. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's three times the width of the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree, back fill the soil, tamp down and water to settle the roots. Spread a layer of mulch around the surrounding soil to preserve moisture.
2. Watering: During the growing season, if your tree receives at least an inch of rain every 10 days then no additional irrigation is necessary. If the season is hot and dry, then you may need to provide some additional water. The best way to water is by using a slow trickling garden hose left at the base of the tree. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil here is dry, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: A year after planting your Cherry Tree, prune during winter. Shape the tree to encourage horizontal branch growth with space between branches. And prune once a year as necessary to remove weak, drooping branches.
4. Fertilizing: Fertilize in the spring and mid-summer using nitrogen fertilizer twice annually, applying 2 weeks after planting and 4 weeks after the first application. Use a complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 - fertilizer application ratios vary upon the formulation, so be sure to follow package directions. When applying, be sure fertilizer is 6 to 8 inches away from the trunk around the tree.
Tips: In colder climates, avoid fertilizing after mid-summer to prevent new growth that won’t harden before fall frosts.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|