Crataegus monogyna Stricta is a tough and durable upright Hawthorn. White flowers are produced in clusters around May time. The dark green leaves are small and turn yellow and orange in the autumn. The Haw fruits are produced following the flower and gradually ripen to a bright red by autumn. It tolerates 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.