There is no other Mahonia that looks like this, with its relatively short, congested, pinnate leaves emerging rich maroon and arching downward to form hummocks of deep green foliage on the upright stems. Winter flowers are large, soft-yellow and well scented, similar to one of its parents. A hardy hybrid between M. duclouxiana and M. japonica that I grew for over twenty years without a name, until now! If left unpruned this forms a large bushy shrub to approx' 3m tall. For sun or shade in any ordinary soil. Named and released here.