Crataegus monogyna Stricta

Upright Hawthorn, Upright May tree, Upright Maythorn, Upright Quickthorn, Upright Motherdie

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Crataegus monogyna Stricta is a tough and durable Hawthorn with an upright shape, making it useful in areas lacking lateral space for growth.

The foliage, flower and fruit are similar to its native Hawthorn parent, Crataegus monogyna.  White flowers are produced in clusters around May time, against the emerging foliage, which is generally late to appear in comparison with other tree species.  The dark green,lobed leaves are small and turn yellow and orange in the autumn.  The fruits, known as Haws, are produced following the flower and gradually ripen to a bright red by autumn time.  They provide a great feast for birds and whilst are reported to be edible raw, generally they are best cooked to form jams if utilised at all.

Crataegus monogyna Stricta, like the native Hawthorn, is extremely tough, tolerating most soil types that are well drained and coping with extremely cold, exposed conditions.  It will even tolerate some exposure to salt laden winds from the coast.

The upright Hawthorn is notable for its extreme columnar shape and stiffly ascending branches which make it a very useful tree in urban environments and gardens where space is limited.  It is also a great architectural plant, bringing structure and shape to a planting coupled with year round interest.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.