The sites we find this on in the wild range from rock cliffs to sand dunes to well-drained woods with light soils, giving it a wide but limited range throughout Illinois. The blueberries that are produced are a bit small, but there are lots of them. They st ... art appearing in June. Birds are attracted to the berries plus many small bees and other insects are attracted to the flowers and leaves making this plant a tiny habitat. It can even take a good burning, but if you do burn it, it will sucker and may double in width.