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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Bushes and Shrubs

See all the Bush types sold at Leif's Garden shop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Listed here are all bush seasons and color varieties, so read on to find the perfect shrubbery for you!

List of Bushes, Shrubs, and Their Seasons


Species Azalea
Bloom Dates Northern Hemisphere:
April 11 to May 31
Southern Hemisphere:
October 11 to November 30
Color Variants
Pink Azalea ImagePink Azalea White Azalea ImageWhite Azalea


Species Hibiscus
Bloom Dates Northern Hemisphere:
July 21 to September 20
Southern Hemisphere:
January 21 to March 20
Color Variants
Red Hibiscus ImageRed Hibiscus Yellow Hibiscus ImageYellow Hibiscus


Species Hydrangea
Bloom Dates Northern Hemisphere:
June 1 to July 20
Southern Hemisphere:
December 1 to January 20
Color Variants
Blue Hydrangea ImageBlue Hydrangea Pink Hydrangea ImagePink Hydrangea

Tea Olive

Species Tea Olive
Bloom Dates Northern Hemisphere:
September 21 to October 31
Southern Hemisphere:
March 21 to April 30
Color Variants
Orange Tea Olive ImageOrange Tea Olive Yellow Tea Olive ImageYellow Tea Olive


Species Camellia
Bloom Dates Nothern Hemisphere:
January 1 to March 31
Southern Hemisphere:
June 16 to September 30
Color Variants
Red Camellia ImageRed Camellia Pink Camellia ImagePink Camellia


Species Holly
Bloom Dates Northern Hemisphere:
November 1 to December 31
Southern Hemisphere:
May 1 to June 15
Color Variants
Holly ImageHolly

How to Get Bushes and Shrubs

How to Grow Bushes
1 Buy Shrub Starts from Leif.
2 Plant the Shrub Starts.
3 The bushes will be fully grown 3 days after you plant them.

Buy Shrub Starts from Leif


To grow Bushes you first need to buy Shrub Starts form Leif's Garden Shop.

Leif will appear random days at the plaza, and sell Shrub starts and Flower seeds that are not available in your Nook's Cranny selection.

Bushes Don't Have Hybrids

No Bush Hybrids

Unfortunately, Bushes and Shrubs don't spread naturally or cross-pollinate, so the only way to get more is to buy them from Leif, and only the colors available at the shop can be grown.

Bushes Take 3 Days to Grow

Bushes first day
First Day
Bushes second day
Second Day
Bushes third day
Third Day
Bushes fourth day
Fourth Day

※ We encountered an odd case where the Bushes fully grew in 1 day, and are currently investigating the phenomena.

The first day in the images above is the day you plant them. After that, it'll take 3 days for them to be fully grown and sprout Flowers.

The Flowers on the Bushes bloom only in certain seasons, so refer to the list above to see what Bush blooms when!

What Can Bushes Do?

You Can't Pick Their Flowers

While all Bushes grow a type of flower (or berry in Holly's case), you can't pick them and use them for DIY or decorations.

Bushes work more like trees than flowers, so we suppose it makes sense.

Move Bushes with a Shovel

Bushes can be moved with shovels

Like both Trees and Flowers, Bushes can be moved with a shovel.

Bushes also don't require eating fruits to move, so once they're grown you can freely move them around as you wish.

List of Shovels

Snails Appear on Bushes

ACNH - Snails on Bushes.png

Like in New Leaf, Snails appear on Bushes in rainy weather.

This might mean that having lot of Bushes will make it harder for other Bugs to spawn when it rains, so keep that in mind when planting them!

Related Guides

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List of Flowers

Flower Related Links
Flower Breeding Guide |
How to Make Hybrid Flowers
ACNH WindflowersWindflowers ACNH RosesRoses ACNH HyacinthsHyacinths
ACNH MumsMums ACNH LiliesLilies ACNH TulipsTulips
ACNH PansiesPansies ACNH CosmosesCosmoses ACNH BushesBushes
ACNH Lily of the ValleyLily of the Valley

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