Crabapples are among the most popular spring flowering trees. They’re adaptable to a range of soil types. Buds for the next season will set in mid-summer, so prune in early June if needed. Suckers should be removed and pruning the center of the plant to encourage air movement can help prevent disease problems. Golden Raindrops has white flowers that emerge from pink buds. 1/4″ golden fruit. Deeply cut leaves give it a fine texture. Excellent resistant to scab, mildew, cedar apple rust, and Japanese beetles.Photos courtesy of J F Schmidt.