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. Snowdrift is one of the best crabapples for flowers, fruit, and foliage. Abundant white flowers emerge from pink buds. 3/8 inch orange red fruit.