This hybrid is another precocious yellow form bred by Phil Savage, using M.acuminata var.subcordata as the seed parent. 'Yellow Lantern' is an upright, single-stemmed tree which is fertile. The large flower buds are tomentose, opening to a uniform lemon-yellow, cup shaped flower similar in form and size to the flower of the hybrid's parent 'Alexandrina'. Colour is without greenish tinges. Registered by Savage in 1985.