Rainier Cherry Tree
Lovely Ornamental with Outstanding Fruit
Rainier Cherry Tree is a fruit-producing tree with outstanding yellow-cherries. Plant one in a prominent spot in your yard for its decorative appeal and the delight of watching your harvest develop.
Often called the “white cherry” (for its creamy white flesh), Rainier is prized for its exceptionally sweet fruit. It is often considered the best yellow cherry by gardeners--sometimes even called the best of ALL cherry varieties.
Rainier is a large cherry with a lively, yellow skin and delightful scarlet blush. It’s early bearing so you’ll already be enjoying your delicious harvest in mid-June when other garden treats are just getting started. Rainier tends to be a heavy bearer, so you’ll have plenty of its sweet and healthy cherries to cook with, freeze or just eat right off the tree.
Rainier Cherry tree will grow to 35 feet in height, but can easily be kept smaller with a little pruning. People love its spring blooms almost as much as the cherries. The pink-tinted, white blossoms appear in profusion mid-spring, emitting a delicate fragrance that will be as enjoyable to you as to your yard’s pollinators. In autumn Rainier puts on another show when its foliage transitions to spicy tones of bronze and yellow.
You’d expect Rainier to be a difficult tree to grow, but just the opposite. Even with all its spectacular qualities, Rainier is surprisingly low maintenance and easy to grow. Try one yourself this year and you’ll see how truly amazing Rainier Cherry trees are.
* Superior fruit & early harvest
* Stunning spring flowers
* Cold tolerant
* Adaptable to a variety of soils
|Botanical Name||Prunus avium 'Rainier'|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Mature Height||Semi Dwarf: 15-25 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|