|Mature Height:||10-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||10-15 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus avium 'Rainier'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, ID, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-8 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
Bushels of Cherries the First Year in the Golden State
Why Rainier Cherry Trees?
The Rainier Cherry Tree is a heavy producer, generating an early harvest of big, juicy cherries. 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. And now, they're ready to take off in your California garden.
The Rainier Cherry Tree is 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, faster.
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 doorstep in California. 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!
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, backfill 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.
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, 4, 5, & 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 2nd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 11th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 28th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|
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 $15||$11.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
Very nice Rainier Cherry Tree
Pretty little tree. It looks happy!