Shrubs breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Is it possible?

Sadly it's bad news for those hoping to breed shrubs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

For fans of flower power, the latest Animal Crossing: Update makes for an exciting time. A new visitor has arrived in the form of Leif the Sloth, and he brings with him a garden shop filled with flowers and new shrubs to purchase. The latter are brand new to the game, and can be planted and grown into wonderful new flowering bushes. So if they’ve got flowers and come in different colors, does that mean shrub breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is possible? We’ve got bad news on that front.

Is shrub breeding possible in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Is Shrub breeding possible in Animal Crossing New Horizons
We're sorry to say there's no shrub breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But hey, they're still pretty.
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Sadly, no, you cannot breed shrubs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Even though you can pick up Azaleas, Hibiscuses, Hydrangeas and the other shrub types in different colors, there are currently no ways to get stuck in with shrub breeding. This is probably because shrubs are treated like trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When you plant them they sprout a sapling rather than budds, so they aren’t going to react to being watered at all.

While you can’t cross-breed shrubs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we still think they’re a gorgeous new addition to the game and will definitely be planting them in various places around our island. They’re wonderful for spots that you don’t mind being blocked off, but don’t have enough room for a tree to grow. Well that or we can start making hedge mazes with them and the Hedge Fence.

Now that you know that shrub breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t a thing, you can get on to the stuff that is possible. Click here to find out how to get the art gallery in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or click here to find out all about the colorful and outdoorsy tools pack. However you choose to spend your time, we hope you enjoy the new features on your island!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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