A player inside four bushes in Animal Crossing
|Type of plant||Undergrowth vegetation|
|Appearances||Doubutsu no Mori,|
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Bushes are a type of plant present in the Animal Crossing series. After appearing in earlier installments, this type of plant was removed in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Much like rocks, bushes are in the town when it is created; it is impossible to plant or modify them. Much like other flora, bushes turn brown in Autumn.
While the player is walking through a bush, leaves will scatter around the area and then disappear. Despite not being seen, crickets also appear in bushes.
Bushes also appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as a new type of plant. They come in holly, azalea, hydrangea, hibiscus and olive varieties. They may be removed with a shovel. Players can buy these bushes at Tortimer Island for some medals, or the Garden Center (once T.I.Y. is established) for some bells and then plant the starts by burying them. These bushes take two days to grow to maturity and can be planted adjacent to each other (but not directly next to buildings, rivers, rocks etc.). Flowers will bloom on the bushes only during certain seasons, with buds appearing about a week before. No more than a combination of 15 trees and/or bushes may be planted in any 7x7 area, and attempting to plant more will result in the sapling(s) dying.
List of bushes
In the European version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, these items are called 'shoots', rather than 'starts'.
|Bush||Obtained from||Buy price||Sell price||Flowering period|
|Holly Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||December 1 - March 31|
|Pink-Azalea Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||April 11 - June 15|
|White-Azalea Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||April 11 - June 15|
|Blue-Hydrangea Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||June 16 - July 5|
|Pink-Hydrangea Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||June 16 - July 5|
|Red-Hibiscus Start||Tortimer Island||5 Medals or 250 Bells||62 Bells||July 6 - September 15|
|Y.-Hibiscus Start||Tortimer Island||5 Medals or 250 Bells||62 Bells||July 6 - September 15|
|Sweet-Olive Start||Garden Center||120 Bells||30 Bells||September 16 - November 30|