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Dead Bush

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Dead Bush
Dead Bush.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)


PC: Yes
PE: No, but catches fire from lava

Data value

dec: 32 hex: 20 bin: 100000



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

Dead bushes will generate on sand, red sand, podzol, dirt, coarse dirt and terracotta in deserts, mesas, mega taigas.


Dead bushes can be used for aesthetic decoration and as a source of sticks. 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 into flower pots.



1.6 Dead bushes were added.
1.8 1.8-pre1 In creative mode, dead bushes were placeable.
1.8-pre2 Dead bushes now have an official name.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 Dead bushes could be obtained by mining with any tool with the Silk Touch enchantment.
Beta 1.9-pre6 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.
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.
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.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added dead bushes.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Dead bushes can now be placed on stained clay.


  • 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.
  • Dead bushes dropping sticks is based off a suggestion by Reddit user pedroff_1.[1]