Come mid-spring, the luscious pink flowers will be out, soon to be followed by small, dark-red, ornamental fruit. Once the Crabapples start to fall, you may need to do an occassional clean-up as the fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. The leaves start as brick-red but change to purple as the season progresses, finishing as burgundy in fall.
At maturity, Royal Beauty will be 8 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. It's best planted in full sun with well-drained soil. If you do want to prune, wait until very late winter when the threat of extreme cold has passed.