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. Profusion has purplish-pink flowers that emerge from deep red buds. Fruit is persistent, 1/2 inch and blood-red. Foliage emerges purple and fades to bronze-green.