Sugartyme is one of the best crabapples for flowers, fruit, and foliage. Fragrant white flowers emerge from pale pink buds. Persistent, 1/2 inch red fruit. Dark green foliage. Good disease and Japanese beetle resistance. 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.