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. 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.