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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Plant Trees & Flowers

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You can’t have a truly beautiful town without sprawling fields of stunning flowers and dense forests of lush trees. Here’s everything you need to know about how to plant trees and flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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Planting Trees & Flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Tree saplings and pouches of flower seeds can still be purchased and added to your pocket. But now you can also dig up an entire tree with your shovel, place it into your pocket and plant it somewhere else on your island.

Once you have any form of plantable tree or flower, then you can open up the pocket menu by pressing the X button. This will show you everything you have in your pockets, but we want to plant something.

Move the cursor in the pocket menu to what you want to place in the ground. Hit the A button while the tree or flower is selected and boom. You will have a freshly planted tree or flower on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Trees are pretty sturdy, but you’ll want to be careful around your flowers if you like to run around. One careless step and you just might trample that precious little plant. Use paths to give you a space to run that’s far away from your delicate flowers.

Here’s a summary on how to plant trees and flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  1. Purchase or uproot a plant.

    This will add the tree or flower to your pocket.

  2. Press X.

    This will open your pocket where the plant is being stored.

  3. Press A.

    Move the cursor in the pocket menu to the desired tree or flower, then press A while it’s selected to plant it.

That’s all there is to planting trees and flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you need to learn just about anything else when it comes to this game, then just check out our Guides Wiki for more info.

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Omar is a UofM Duluth graduate who is obsessed with Smash Bros. Video games are life, but life is not video games. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: Puzzle, Platformer, Action-Adventure (mainly Metroidvanias)