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🌲Trees and Flowers Guide in Animal Crossing

July 27, 2021

If you’re interested in catching rare bugs or catching rare fish in the new Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons then we’ve got a few extra tips to help you navigate this fantasy world and earn more money.

The game, which Twitter says has been by far the most talked-about game both in the US and globally on the social media platform in recent weeks, allows you to live on an island. The life-simulatory style is fun for many who are looking to entertain themselves during the quarantine.

However, to truly succeed at the game and enjoy it even more, it helps to know how to navigate that game world in a way that’ll earn you more money (bells) to spend on things you want and need. So, that’s why we’ve created this nifty guide for you on everything you need to know about flowers and trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to Buy New Seeds and Saplings

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Before you’re able to plant trees or flowers in animal crossing, you’ll obviously need to have some seeds to start with. So, where can you buy seeds in Animal Crossing? If you haven’t started your game yet, then make sure to remember to speak with Timmy at Resident Services when you do start the game. You can buy seeds there. 

Once you’re into the game and have earned enough money throughout your play to be able to pay for new seeds and saplings, head straight for Nook’s Cranny. However, you have to do a few things first in order to unlock Nook’s Cranny. First, you’ll need to build a bridge, then build the museum, and invite three new residents and build their houses for them.

Finally, you’ll have to donate a few things. You’ll need to donate 30 Wood, 30 Softwood, 30 Hardwood and 30 Iron Nuggets whenever Timmy asks you to do so. While it might sound like a lot of work, it’s definitely worth it for the kinds of perks you access by having Nook’s Cranny on your island.

Also you can visit your friends’ islands, and get your seeds at their stores. Just ask them to open the gate for you and get a flight ticket there. 

How to Plant Money Trees

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Just as there are different kinds of flowers in Animal Crossing, there are also different kinds of trees, too. Lucky for you, money really does grow on trees in this fictional fantasy world. Well, maybe not real money, but they do grow something called bells.

In this Nintendo Switch game, you’ll sometimes notice a glowing spot on the ground. If you dig into that spot, you’ll be able to “deposit” whatever amount of bells you currently have (which you can find by pulling up your inventory) in order for the tree to grow. Once you’ve deposited the number of bells you want, you’ll wait a few days to let the tree grow and then you can go and shake it.

Yes, shake it! Shaking the tree will allow the bells to fall off for you to collect. It’s a great way to grow your wealth in the game. How much can you earn off of a money tree in Animal Crossing? It depends. If you deposit 2,000 bells then each bag that grows on the tree will have 2,000 bells inside of it for a total of 6,000 bells.

It’s also important to note that money trees will only grow bells once. After they grow bells, they’ll simply go back to being a normal tree.

How to Plant Trees

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To plant a money tree you have to find a glowing spot on the ground. But, how do you plant a normal tree in Animal Crossing? First, you have to purchase saplings, which we detailed in the section above about unlocking Nook’s Cranny.

After purchasing your saplings, you’re able to plant trees anywhere you want. You simply have to walk around, find the spot and then open up your inventory. Select the saplings you wish to plant and then select “Plant Here.” 

Unlike money trees, you don’t have to do any digging to plant a normal tree. Once you select the planting option from your inventory, they’ll be planted. No need to do anything else. However, this differs if you’re interested in planting fruit trees.

To grow fruit on your island, you’ll need to, obviously, plant fruit trees. The only real difference here is that you will have to dig a hole first in order to then go into your inventory and select the fruit you’d like to plant and grow.

How to Plant Hybrid Flowers in Animal Crossing

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You can plant flowers in Animal Crossing in order to attract certain bugs that you want to catch. And, while planting flowers in Animal Crossing is similar to planting trees in that you need seeds in order to do so, there’s a bit of a difference, too. Planting clusters of flowers together will result in hybrid flower creations.

And, as we mentioned in our guide on How to Catch Rare Bugs in Animal Crossing, certain rare bugs, such as the man-faced stinkbug and orchid mantis, only spawn on hybrid flowers. So, if you’re wondering how to catch the rarest bugs in Animal Crossing (or catch all of them to fill your museum), then eventually you’ll need to have hybrid flowers on your Animal Crossing island.

There are eight flower breeds in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. And, when you unlock Nook’s Cranny, you’ll be able to purchase at least six of those breeds on a daily basis. Once you have seeds, the process is the same as planting a tree. Open your inventory, select the seeds and click “Plant Here.”

Now, in order to plant hybrid flowers in Animal Crossing, you’ll need to understand how crossbreeding works. According to EuroGamer, each flower breed has a number of hybrid flowers and, if you want to grow any of them, then you need to use the right combination of flower colors. 

There are certain color combinations that are possible and following a complete guide will help you figure out which flowers you need to crossbreed in order to get the hybrid you’re looking for.

Earning Money in Real Life

You don’t have to plant money trees in real life just to earn a few extra bucks. In fact, with the Cheese Debit Card, it’s actually quite easy. You don’t have to do anything but sign up for the card in order to reap the savings benefits. It’s an FDIC-insured 100% free debit card that can earn you a lot by cashback and saving bonus. 

Saving money doesn’t get easier than that, which means you’ll have lots of extra cash left over to work with when you’re done playing Animal Crossing and need to buy another Nintendo Switch game. Interested in learning more? Sign up today.

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