A Keith Rushforth collection from Emei Shan, Sichuan, China, this is hardly known in cultivation here as yet. This was found originally as a tree to about 10m tall with large rounded leaves up to 14cm long. The conspicuous flower bracts are just as long and the fruit are huge (for a Tilia) at up to 1cm long and nearly globose. Slow and steady growth from this one, but hardy and extremely rare to boot. I grown this here in an open field with great success.