Amelanchiers are know as midsize shrubs to small trees with lovely white, spring flowers and copious amounts of sweet friut. A. humilis is all of this but much smaller. Usually only reaching 3 feet with a tendincy to spread low along the ground, this small shr ... ub can be quite the gem in high canopy shade to nearly full sun. Birds and pollintators do tend to visit with some frequency. However, it requires careful consideration when it comes to soils. Sandy, gravelly loam, ravines and/or sharp drained, rich soils are a must for Illinois use. We would not recomend this plant to the casual collector away from the lake unless there are special circumstances that would suit the plant.