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. Purple Prince has rose red flowers that emerge from carmine buds. 1/2 inch maroon fruit. Foliage is deep bronze-green against maroon bark. Good disease resistance.