Dead Bush

From Minecraft Wiki
(Redirected from Dead bush)
Jump to: navigation, search
Dead Bush
Dead Bush.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)


JE: Yes
BE: No, but catches fire from lava

Data value

dec: 32 hex: 20 bin: 100000


See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png
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 can be found inside flower pots inside some desert village houses.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Dead bushes can be found in desert village house chests.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]


Dead bushes can be used for aesthetic decoration, as a source of sticks and a fuel source‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]. 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 Name ID
Dead Bush dead_bush

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name ID Numeric ID
Dead Bush deadbush 32



Java Edition Beta
1.6 Test Build 3 Added dead bushes.
1.8 Pre-release In creative mode, dead bushes were placeable.
Pre-release 2 ;) Dead bushes now have an official name.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 Dead bushes could be obtained by mining with any tool with the Silk Touch enchantment.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 Dead bushes can no longer be obtained by mining using the Silk Touch enchantment.
1.2.1 12w05a They can now be obtained with shears.
1.7.2 13w36a Dead bushes can now be placed on hardened clay, stained clay and dirt.
Dead bushes may now spawn in Badlands biomes
13w39a Dead bushes can now be placed on red sand.
1.8 14w04a Dead bushes are now flammable.
1.9 15w31a Dead bushes now drop 0–2 sticks when broken.
1.13 17w47a The ID has been changed from deadbush to dead_bush.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 32.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Dead bushes can now be used as fuel.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added dead bushes to Creative mode.
0.9.0 build 1 Dead bushes now spawn naturally.
0.12.1 build 1 Dead bushes now drop 0–2 sticks when broken.
Bedrock Edition
1.10 beta Potted dead bushes now generate in new desert villages.
Dead bushes can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.11.0 beta Dead bush can now be found in desert village house chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1 Added dead bushes.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Dead bushes can now be placed on stained clay.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 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.