What is this tree?

Asked March 29, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT

Hi! This tree was here when I moved into my house 13 years ago and I have no idea what kind it is or, more importantly, how to take care of it. It has bright green leaves with a red tinge, then is completely covered in small white flowers (5 petals with a little yellow center, I think?) that seem to appear overnight in early spring, then has red berries and then the leaves turn yellow and orange in the fall. It has survived without any help from me, but I think it might appreciate some shaping. Also, it sends up a large number of suckers in the surrounding flower bed and I'm curious if there is a way to decrease or stop them, as I'm assuming the suckers compete with the tree for nutrients. I appreciate any help you can offer! Thank you Jennifer Stagg

Jefferson County Kentucky plant identification

1 Response

Plant ID can be alittle tricky without all the facts, my guess is a flowering crabapple but is this the fruit and flowershttps://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gannett-cdn.com%2F-mm-%2F2c9fb9823571b8fe7a27...
But the suckering has me confused as crabapples only sucker at base of tree. There are many different varieties and colors of flowers and size of fruit.
Let me know if these match and we can proceed on to care.