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Acacia Tree.png
Acacia Sapling JE2 BE2.png


Grows on

Dirt, Grass Block, Coarse Dirt, Podzol, Mycelium



Consists of
Can generate in
existing chunks


The acacia tree is found in the savanna biome. Acacia trees are around 8 blocks tall and feature unique diagonal trunks, and may occasionally have multiple canopies.


Acacia trees.

The way the tree forms is unique. Acacia tree branches do not grow the same way as on other multi-branch trees (dark oak and giant jungle trees). Some acacia trees have many straight logs and a curve at the top, some at the bottom, and some curve from bottom to top. Typically, the canopy consists of just two layers of leaves, sometimes three. Three types of acacia can be found in the game:

  • The common acacia tree, which has a diagonal trunk and a single canopy.
  • The multi-canopy acacia, where the trunk forks around the middle of the plant and each end ends in a canopy.
  • Another form of multiple canopy acacia tree, which has a straight trunk and a lower canopy, then the trunk grows out of the smaller canopy and has a second higher canopy. These trees often taller than the common acacia tree.


Acacia trees spawn naturally only in the Savanna biome.

Blocks and items[edit]

These items can be obtained from all variants of acacia:


Acacia saplings can be planted on:

An acacia tree requires a 3×3 column of unobstructed space at least 7 blocks above the sapling (8 blocks including the sapling itself). Additionally, the tree requires 5×5 layers without obstruction for the top 3 layers of its final height. No horizontal clearance is needed at the base of the tree (a sapling planted in a hole 1 block deep can still grow).

In Java Edition, acacia saplings do not grow on farmland.

Foliage colors[edit]

An acacia tree split between a savanna biome and a swamp biome.
Main article: Tint

Depending on where the tree generates, the color of the leaves may differ. For example, if an acacia tree is in a colder biome, such as a taiga or mountains biome, it has a blue-green hue.

Leaves are checked individually for biome coloration rather than as part of a larger tree; as such, trees that were grown between biomes usually have multiple shades on each side.


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aMega spruce trees, dark oak trees, and acacia trees added. These trees borrowed other trees' leaves and wood.
13w43aAcacia and roofed oak now have their own wood, leaves and sapling variants. Note that acacia and roofed oak trees generated prior to this snapshot remain unchanged.
1.1519w41aAcacia tree 19w41a.png The tops of large acacia canopies are now plus shaped.[1]
19w45aAcacia tree 19w45a.png The tops of large acacia canopies are now again a rotated square
Legacy Console Edition
TU27CU15 1.18 Patch 11.0.1Added dark oak and acacia wood, but without their own leaves or saplings.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Added dark oak and acacia saplings.


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


  • In real life, acacia is a genus of tree.
  • The acacia sapling's color is different from the fully grown tree, as acacia bark is gray while the sapling's bark is brownish orange like the interior of the grown tree’s log.[2]