An exceptional hybrid with superb parentage: M. japonica gives the hardiness and intense fragrance while the rare M. siamensis (duclouxiana) offers huge drooping foliage with widely spaced leaflets. Autumn/winter flowering with racemes of individually comparatively huge, soft-yellow, exceptionally sweetly and powerfully scented flowers. Makes a wide medium sized shrub to about 2m tall. New growth is maroon tinted. Rarely available for no good reason, like so many excellent plants. Worth growing for the foliage alone.