Sugarberry is native to the southeastern part of the United States, ranging south from southeastern Virginia to southern Florida; west to central Texas and including northeastern Mexico; north to western Oklahoma and southern Kansas; and east to Missouri, extreme southern Illinois, and Indiana.
I found this tree growing on the north ridge and I could not identify it so I looked it up. Not commonly found this far north in Illinois. The odd deformity caught my eye. Im guessing this tree is nearly 100 years old and how it got here I have no idea.