Add beauty and aroma to your landscape by planting a tulip tree! Tulip tree is famous for its beautiful fragrant flowers that reach 3- 10 cm in size and start forming in spring after around 8 – 15 years. Being that this species is the tallest tree of our forests, keep in mind to give it the space it needs. Ontario natural populations of tulip trees are found in the south shore of Lake Huron, the north shore of Lake Erie, and in the Niagara Peninsula. The seeds of the tree is a great food source for birds and small wildlife. Tulip tree flowers attract bees and tiger swallowtail butterfly whose larvae feed on the leaves.