Dead Bush

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Dead Bush
Dead Bush.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)


JE: Yes
BE: No

Catches fire from lava


Data value

dec: 32 hex: 20 bin: 100000

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

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Dead bushes spawn during world generation in desert, badlands and giant tree taiga biomes. You might find them occasionally in flower pots in desert villages, when the inhabitants have forgotten to water their flowers for a few months (we’ve all been there), and occasionally in chests in desert houses, where perhaps the inhabitants can’t bring themselves to throw away their deceased but beloved plants.

Duncan Geere[1]

Dead bushes are transparent blocks in the form of an aesthetic plant.


Dead bushes drop 0–2 sticks when broken without shears. When shears are used, a dead bush will drop itself. Also, they do not spread, and cannot be grown using bone meal. If the block below the dead bush is removed, the bush will simply disappear without dropping anything.

Natural generation[edit]

Dead bushes will generate on sand, red sand, podzol, dirt, coarse dirt and terracotta in deserts, badlands and giant tree taigas. Dead bushes generate twice as commonly in desert biomes as they do in giant tree taigas, and 10 times more often in badlands than they do in deserts (ratio of 1:2:20 – taiga:desert:badlands). Dead bushes can also generate in swamp biomes.

Dead bushes can be found inside flower pots inside some desert village houses.

Dead bushes can be found in 26.6% of desert village house chests in stacks of 1–3.


Dead bushes can be used for aesthetic decoration, as a source of sticks and a fuel source. They can be placed on any kind of sand, terracotta, dirt or podzol, but not on mycelium or grass blocks. They can also be placed in flower pots.


Dead bushes can be used as fuel, smelting one item per dead bush.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Dead Bush dead_bush

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Dead Bush deadbush 32


Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Dead Bush Revision 1.png Added dead bushes.
1.8Pre-releaseIn creative mode, dead bushes were placeable.
Pre-release 2 ;)Dead bushes now have an official name.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Dead bushes can now be obtained by mining with any tool with the Silk Touch enchantment.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Dead bushes can now no longer be obtained by mining using the Silk Touch enchantment.
1.2.112w05aDead bushes can now be obtained with shears.
1.7.213w36aDead bushes can now be placed on hardened clay, stained clay and dirt.
Dead bushes may now spawn in mesa biomes.
13w39aDead bushes can now be placed on red sand.
1.814w04aDead bushes are now flammable.
1.915w31aDead bushes will now drop 0–2 sticks when broken.
1.1317w47aThe ID for dead bushes has been changed from deadbush to dead_bush.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 32.
1.1418w43aDead bushes can now be used as fuel.
Dead Bush.png The texture of dead bushes has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Dead Bush Revision 1.png Added dead bushes to Creative mode.
0.9.0build 1Dead bushes will now spawn naturally.
0.12.1build 1Dead bushes now drop 0–2 sticks when broken.
Bedrock Edition
1.10beta dead bushes will now generate in new desert villages.
Dead bushes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
1.11.0beta bushes can now be found in desert village house chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Dead Bush Revision 1.png Added dead bushes.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Dead bushes can now be placed on terracotta.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Dead Bush.png The textures of dead bushes have now been changed.
Dead bushes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Dead Bush Revision 1.png Added dead bushes.


  • There is a variant of grass called "Shrub" that looks identical to the dead bush, but will occasionally drop seeds and is randomly offset from the center of the block like grass.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]
  • Dead bushes dropping sticks is based on a suggestion by Reddit user pedroff_1.[2]
  • Dead bushes are the only plant-like blocks that are non-renewable.