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 also 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 less time to grow than trees and can be planted adjacent to each other. Flowers will bloom on the bushes only during certain seasons.