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Rainier Cherry TreePrunus avium 'Rainier'

103 reviews
  • Rainier Cherry Tree

    Yellow cherries with a red blush are safer from birds.

  • Rainier Cherry Tree

    Sweet and thin skinned, great for snacking or cooking.

  • Rainier Cherry Tree

    Your cherry tree will bloom with white flowers every spring.

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Rainier Cherry TreePrunus avium 'Rainier'

103 reviews
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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 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!

Pollination Info

Rainier Cherry Tree Pollination

Rainier Cherry Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: July
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Rainier'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,CA,ID,WA
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
5-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Lance B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Robust tree delivered

The Ranier cherry tree was delivered within a few days after I put in the order, despite having to travel cross-country (Oregon). As a result, the tree was quite healthy coming out of the box, and I anticipate it will do well come spring. Concerning the packaging, the folks at FastGrowingTrees did a great job making sure the tree was properly secured for the long journey.

Andrew S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love it

Happy, healthy tree. Tree is exactly what’s advertised. Very pleased

United States United States
I recommend this product


The first Rainier we received was great, received with healthy roots and healthy leaves. However, we had a cold spell and the tree was further along in summer readiness than what our weather was! We covered the tree and did our best to keep it alive through the cold, but it still didn't make it. FGT was awesome in replacing our trees with their dormancy policy! The tree we received was in phenomenal shape and has done wonderfully since. I even needed the tree shipped at a later date and they made that happen. I have ordered several trees through FGT and will continue to do so! Rainier Cherry Tree Review
Greg D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely Love My Rainier Cherry Tree!!!

This is the first tree I got this big and it came very well packed. It was very healthy and ready for the ground. So far it is getting new blooms on it and looking great.

David S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great purchase

This tree arrived within a day or two and was packaged securely. When removed the tree was in great shape. I haven’t planted it yet but it is performing nicely Rainier Cherry Tree Review