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Leaves
Oak Leaves JE4.pngSpruce Leaves JE2.pngBirch Leaves JE2.pngJungle Leaves JE2.pngAcacia Leaves JE2.pngDark Oak Leaves JE2.pngLeaves (Fast).pngSpruce Leaves (Fast).pngBirch Leaves (Fast).pngJungle Leaves (Fast).pngAcacia Leaves (Fast).pngDark Oak Leaves (Fast).png
Oak Leaves BE3.pngSpruce Leaves BE3.pngBirch Leaves BE4.pngJungle Leaves BE4.pngAcacia Leaves BE2.pngDark Oak Leaves BE2.pngOak Leaves (Fast) BE.pngSpruce Leaves (Fast) BE.pngBirch Leaves (Fast) BE.pngJungle Leaves (Fast) BE.pngAcacia Leaves (Fast) BE.pngDark Oak Leaves (Fast) BE.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tools

Blast resistance

0.2

Hardness

0.2

Luminant

No

Transparent

Partial (diffuses sky light)

Flammable

Yes (30)

Catches fire from lava

Yes

Leaves are blocks that grow as part of trees. Leaves mainly drop saplings and sticks.

Occurrence[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Leaves on fast and on fancy graphic.

Leaves occur naturally on trees throughout the Overworld. Dark oak leaves also generate in woodland mansions.

Obtaining[edit]

Loot[edit]

From block loot[edit]

Leaves can be obtained only with shears or Silk Touch enchanted tools.

Namespaced IDSourceDrops
DefaultSilk TouchOther tool
blocks/oak_leavesOak LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/birch_leavesBirch LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/spruce_leavesSpruce LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/jungle_leavesJungle LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/acacia_leavesAcacia LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/dark_oak_leavesDark Oak LeavesSee #Block loot1 (100%)1 (100%)

Usage[edit]

Leaves from trees spontaneously decay (disappear) when they receive a block tick if they are not connected to any log, either directly or via other leaf block, with a maximum distance of 6 blocks. Player-placed leaf blocks never decay.

Leaves that decay, or are destroyed without using shears, yield saplings or sticks 5% (120) of the time, and otherwise drop nothing. Jungle leaves drop saplings 2.5% (140) of the time. Oak and dark oak leaves also have a separate but additional 0.5% (1200) chance of dropping an apple, making it extremely rare but possible for a single leaf to drop a sapling along with an apple. Rates are increased by the Fortune enchantment. Leaves that are burned do not yield saplings or apples.

Leaves take on a different shade of green depending on the biome in which they are placed.

Leaves are always transparent to light, but cannot be seen through when the graphics mode is set to "Fast"; the transparent regions are instead black. They diffuse sky light, causing the shadows they cast under trees.

Breaking[edit]

Hoes are the default tools for breaking leaves, but leaves can be obtained only with shears or Silk Touch enchanted tools.

Block Leaves
Hardness 0.2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.35
Wooden 0.2
Stone 0.1
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.05
Netherite 0.05
Golden 0.05
Shears 0.05
Sword 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Block loot[edit]

This loot table needs more information.
Information requested: Add exact values of drop chances with fortune, as well as for differing amounts of sticks. Also are leaves capable of dropping multiple different item types at once with sticks being one of them?
Namespaced IDSourceDrops
DefaultSilk TouchOther tool
blocks/oak_leavesOak Leaves1 (5%)
1 (0.5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/birch_leavesBirch Leaves1 (5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/spruce_leavesSpruce Leaves1 (5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/jungle_leavesJungle Leaves1 (2.5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/acacia_leavesAcacia Leaves1 (5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)
blocks/dark_oak_leavesDark Oak Leaves1 (5%)
1 (0.5%)
1-2 (2%)
1 (100%)1 (100%)

Redstone component[edit]

Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.

The state of a leaves block — including a player-placed block — changes after 1 game tick (half a redstone tick) when the distance to the nearest log or wood block changes, up to 6 blocks of leaves away. Observers facing away from the leaves detect this change and transmit a redstone signal in the same game tick, making leaves useful for redstone signal transmission.

Composting[edit]

Leaves have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.

List of colors[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

Hard-coded colors[edit]
  • In the inventory, oak, jungle, acacia, and dark oak leaves are colored
     #48B518.
  • Spruce leaves are colored
     #619961, and is not affected by biome or inventory color.
  • Birch leaves are colored
     #80a755, and is not affected by biome or inventory color.
Biome colors[edit]
Information icon.svg
This page would benefit from the addition of isometric renders.
Please remove this notice once you've added suitable isometric renders to the article.
The specific instructions are: Add jungle and acacia leaves (see Tint to get the files)

These values are generated by the biome dyeing algorithm. See Biome colors for more information.

Biome Category Rainfall Foliage Color Temperature Affects Render
Badlands Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Badlands Plateau Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Beach Beach Rain #77ab2f Plains Oak Leaves.png
Birch Forest Forest Rain #6ba941 Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
Birch Forest Hills Forest Rain #6ba941 Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Dark Forest Forest Rain #59ae30 Forest Oak Leaves.png
Dark Forest Hills Forest Rain #59ae30 Forest Oak Leaves.png
Deep Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Deep Frozen Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Deep Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Deep Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Deep Warm Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Desert Desert No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Desert Hills Desert No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Desert Lakes Desert No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
End Barrens The End No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
End Highlands The End No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
End Midlands The End No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Eroded Badlands Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Flower Forest Forest Rain #59ae30 Forest Oak Leaves.png
Forest Forest Rain #59ae30 Forest Oak Leaves.png
Frozen Ocean Ocean Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Frozen River River Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Giant Spruce Taiga Taiga Rain #68a464 Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Giant Spruce Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #68a464 Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Giant Tree Taiga Taiga Rain #68a55f Giant Tree Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Giant Tree Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #68a55f Giant Tree Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Gravelly Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Gravelly Mountains+ Extreme Hills Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Ice Spikes Icy Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Jungle Jungle Rain #30bb0b Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Jungle Edge Jungle Rain #3eb80f Jungle Edge Oak Leaves.png
Jungle Hills Jungle Rain #30bb0b Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Modified Badlands Plateau Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Modified Jungle Jungle Rain #30bb0b Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Modified Jungle Edge Jungle Rain #3eb80f Jungle Edge Oak Leaves.png
Modified Wooded Badlands Plateau Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Mountain Edge Extreme Hills Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Mushroom Fields Mushroom Rain #2bbb0f Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Mushroom Field Shore Mushroom Rain #2bbb0f Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Nether Nether No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Plains Plains Rain #77ab2f Plains Oak Leaves.png
River River Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Savanna Savanna No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Savanna Plateau Savanna No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Shattered Savanna Savanna No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Shattered Savanna Plateau Savanna No #aea42a Desert Oak Leaves.png
Small End Islands The End No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Beach Beach Snow #64a278 Snowy Beach Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Mountains Icy Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Taiga Taiga Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Taiga Hills Taiga Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Taiga Mountains Taiga Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Tundra Icy Snow #60a17b Snowy Tundra Oak Leaves.png
Stone Shore None Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Sunflower Plains Plains Rain #77ab2f Plains Oak Leaves.png
Swamp Swamp Rain #6a7039 If temperature below -0.1, used #4C763C. Swamp Oak Leaves.png / Swamp Oak Leaves (Cold).png
Swamp Hills Swamp Rain #6a7039 If temperature below -0.1, used #4C763C. Swamp Oak Leaves.png / Swamp Oak Leaves (Cold).png
Taiga Taiga Rain #68a464 Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #68a464 Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Taiga Mountains Taiga Rain #68a464 Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Tall Birch Forest Forest Rain #6ba941 Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
Tall Birch Hills Forest Rain #6ba941 Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
The End The End No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
The Void None No #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Warm Ocean Ocean Rain #71a74d Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Wooded Badlands Plateau Mesa No #9e814d No Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Wooded Hills Forest Rain #59ae30 Forest Oak Leaves.png
Wooded Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #6da36b Mountains Oak Leaves.png

Bedrock Edition[edit]

This section needs more information.
Information requested: Add analogous color lists for Bedrock Edition.
Snowy Oak Leaves BE2.pngSnowy Spruce Leaves BE2.pngSnowy Birch Leaves BE2.pngSnowy Jungle Leaves BE2.pngSnowy Acacia Leaves BE2.pngSnowy Dark Oak Leaves BE2.png

In Bedrock Edition, leaves appear as snow-covered during snowfall, however, these appearances are exclusive to snowy tundra, frozen river, snowy beach, snowy taiga, and mountain biomes and their variants. However, leaves are snow-covered only during snowfalls when fancy graphics are enabled.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.grass0.50.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grass? ?
?Mining the blockhit.grass0.60.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.grass? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.grass? ?
?Walking on the blockstep.grass? ?
?Placing the blockdig.grass10.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)Translation key
Oak Leavesoak_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.oak_leaves
Spruce Leavesspruce_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.spruce_leaves
Birch Leavesbirch_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.birch_leaves
Jungle Leavesjungle_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.jungle_leaves
Acacia Leavesacacia_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.acacia_leaves
Dark Oak Leavesdark_oak_leaves leavesblock.minecraft.dark_oak_leaves

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Leaves (oak, spruce, birch and jungle)leaves 18tile.leaves.oak.name
tile.leaves.spruce.name
tile.leaves.birch.name
tile.leaves.jungle.name
Leaves (acacia and dark oak)leaves2 261tile.leaves.acacia.name
tile.leaves.big_oak.name[verify]

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, leaves use the following data values:

Leaves
DV Description
0 Oak Leaves
1 Spruce Leaves
2 Birch Leaves
3 Jungle Leaves
4 Oak Leaves (no decay)
5 Spruce Leaves (no decay)
6 Birch Leaves (no decay)
7 Jungle Leaves (no decay)
8 Oak Leaves (check decay)
9 Spruce Leaves (check decay)
10 Birch Leaves (check decay)
11 Jungle Leaves (check decay)
12 Oak Leaves (no decay and check decay)
13 Spruce Leaves (no decay and check decay)
14 Birch Leaves (no decay and check decay)
15 Jungle Leaves (no decay and check decay)
Leaves 2
DV Description
0 Acacia Leaves
1 Dark Oak Leaves
4 Acacia Leaves (no decay)
5 Dark Oak Leaves (no decay)
8 Acacia Leaves (check decay)
9 Dark Oak Leaves (check decay)
12 Acacia Leaves (no decay and check decay)
13 Dark Oak Leaves (no decay and check decay)

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
distance71
2
3
4
5
6
7
How far away this block is from the appropriate wood type.
persistentfalsefalse
true
If the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.

Bedrock Edition:
Leaves

Name Default value Allowed values Description
old_leaf_typeoak oakOak Leaves
spruceSpruce Leaves
birchBirch Leaves
jungleJungle Leaves
persistent_bitfalsefalse
true
If the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.
update_bitfalsefalse
true
If the block checks for nearby wood.

Leaves2

Name Default value Allowed values Description
new_leaf_typeacacia acaciaAcacia Leaves
dark_oakDark Oak Leaves
persistent_bitfalsefalse
true
If the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.
update_bitfalsefalse
true
If the block checks for nearby wood.

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
0.0.14aOak Leaves JE1.png Added leaves.
0.0.15a (Multiplayer Test 1)Oak Leaves JE2.png The texture of leaves has been changed.
August 25, 2009Demonstrated that leaves now drop saplings.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTLeaves now drop saplings.[needs testing]
Java Edition Indev
0.3120091223-2Leaves now produce shadows.
Java Edition Infdev
20100413Leaves no longer decay.
20100615Leaves now decay again.
20100617-1Leaves (Fast) JE1.png Fast graphics now affects the texture of leaves.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.6Leaves no longer decay.
Leaves now have a 1/20 chance of dropping a sapling instead of 1/10.
v1.0.6_01Leaves now decay again when not connected to the ground or to a tree trunk.
v1.1.0Torches can no longer be placed on tree leaves, but only in fancy mode.
v1.2.0previewOak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Leaves (Fast) JE2 BE1.png With the addition of biomes, the color of leaves have been changed.
Leaves no longer decay.
v1.2.1Leaf particle colors now reflect the biome, instead of the gray scale texture.
v1.2.3Leaf decay has been re-introduced.
v1.2.3_01Leaf decay is now disabled, due to an infinite loop in the code.
Java Edition Beta
1.0Leaf decay has been re-introduced with the new behavior.
1.1Leaf decay has been rewritten, once again.
1.2Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE1.png Birch and spruce trees have been introduced. Trees pre-dating this update include multiple types of leaves, as the data indicating leaf type was previously used for decay calculations.
1.6?Many disparities between the properties of leaves in Fast and Fancy graphics have been fixed.
1.7Added shears, which collect leaves. Before, leaves could be obtained only via inventory editing.
Leaves no longer appear gray (blank and uncolored, default texture before the application of biome coloration) in the inventory.
1.8Pre-releaseLeaf blocks placed by the player or an enderman no longer decay like normal leaves do.
Java Edition
1.111w48aOak leaves now have a small chance of dropping an apple.
1.2.112w03aJungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves.
Oak trees pre-dating Beta 1.2 can include some jungle leaves, as the data indicating leaf type had previously been used for decay calculations.
1.3.112w18aJungle leaves now have a small chance of dropping cocoa beans.
12w19aJungle leaves no longer drop cocoa beans.
12w22aWater now slowly drips through leaves when it's raining.
1.7.213w43aOak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Oak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Added acacia and dark oak leaves.
1.1116w39aLeaves now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for both the leaves and leaves2 IDs have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 18 and 161.
18w22aNaturally-generated leaves now survive at a distance of up to 6 blocks from logs, instead of 4.
1.1418w43aLeaves now have a small chance to drop sticks when decaying.
Oak Leaves JE4.png Spruce Leaves JE2.png Birch Leaves JE2.png Jungle Leaves JE2.png Acacia Leaves JE2.png Dark Oak Leaves JE2.png The textures of all leaves have been changed.
19w03aPlacing leaves into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aLeaves now have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
1.1620w15aHoes can now break leaves quickly.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseOak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Added leaves.
0.1.0Oak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Birch Leaves BE1.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added oak, birch and spruce leaves.
0.5.0Spruce Leaves (Item) BE1.png Spruce leaves use a darker version of the oak leaves texture inside the inventory.[1]
0.8.0build 2Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Birch leaves now have the proper texture.
Jungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves to creative.
The color of leaves has been changed.[more information needed]
Spruce Leaves (Item) BE2.png Spruce leaves no longer use a darker version of the oak leaves texture inside the inventory.
0.9.0build 1Oak Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE2.png Added acacia and dark oak leaves.
Jungle leaves can now be obtained in survival mode as part of jungle trees.
Jungle Leaves BE2.png Jungle leaves are now permanently opaque.
Smooth lighting has been added for leaves, changing the appearance of leaves from Oak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE1.png to Oak Leaves BE2.png Birch Leaves BE3.png Spruce Leaves BE2.png
Leaves now release spiders, creating a higher amount of spiders in tree-rich biomes at night (version exclusive).
0.12.1build 1Snowy Oak Leaves BE1.png Snowy Spruce Leaves BE1.png Snowy Birch Leaves BE1.png Snowy Acacia Leaves BE1.png Snowy Dark Oak Leaves BE1.png Leaves in snowy biomes now gradually become frost-covered during snowfall.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Leaves now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.22Jungle Leaves BE3.png Snowy Jungle Leaves BE1.png Jungle leaves are now transparent on higher-end devices when Fancy leaves are turned on.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Leaves now have a small chance to drop sticks when decaying.
Oak Leaves BE3.png Spruce Leaves BE3.png Birch Leaves BE4.png Jungle Leaves BE4.png Acacia Leaves BE2.png Dark Oak Leaves BE2.png Snowy Oak Leaves BE2.png Snowy Spruce Leaves BE2.png Snowy Birch Leaves BE2.png Snowy Jungle Leaves BE2.png Snowy Acacia Leaves BE2.png Snowy Dark Oak Leaves BE2.png The textures of all leaves have been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Leaves can now be used to fill up composters.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Oak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Added leaves.
TU5Leaf blocks placed by the player no longer decay like normal leaves do.
TU9Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added birch and spruce leaves.
TU12Jungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves.
TU141.04Water drip particles appear underneath leaves if it's raining.
1.90Leaves now have a small chance to drop sticks when decaying.
Oak Leaves JE4.png Spruce Leaves JE2.png Birch Leaves JE2.png Jungle Leaves JE2.png Acacia Leaves JE2.png Dark Oak Leaves JE2.png The textures of all leaves have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Oak Leaves BE2.png Birch Leaves BE3.png Jungle Leaves BE2.png Spruce Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE2.png Added leaves.

Original leaf decay algorithm[edit]

Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.
Leaves from the 0.0.15a. The leaves from this version don't decay when standing by themselves.

In Alpha, leaves would decay using an algorithm that checks whether it has a solid or leaf block underneath it or is adjacent to a solid block. If it doesn't, it must be connected to a leaf block that is also supported as long as it is no further than five blocks away from said support.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Leaves" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Occasionally, leaves grow through other blocks, acting as though they are still connected to the tree. They may also completely replace blocks they try to grow into.
  • Leaves do not prevent chests from being opened.
  • Some trees seem to occasionally drop apples or saplings without being destroyed due to creation of leaf blocks not supported by logs.
  • The frost texture in Bedrock Edition is not an instant transition. Instead, the leaves slowly shift from their original color to the frosty one.
  • Leaves disappear when pushed by pistons.
  • Leaves Z-fight with blocks such as carpet that are placed on top; a bug that Mojang decided not to fix.[2][Bedrock Edition only]
  • Leaves have three breaking tools (hoes, shears and swords), the most of any block.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]