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For other uses, see Azalea (disambiguation).
Azalea JE2 BE2.pngFlowering Azalea JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


Any tool

Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


An azalea is a solid block that can be grown into an azalea tree.

A flowering azalea is a variant of azalea that, additionally, counts as a flower for all purposes, including pollination by bees.



Azaleas can be broken instantly using any tool or by hand. Harvesting an azalea with shears consumes the durability of the shears for no additional benefit.

An azalea also breaks if a piston extends or pushes a block into its location, or if water flows into it.

Natural generation[]

Azaleas and their flowering counterparts generate commonly on top of moss in lush caves.


When decayed or mined with any tool except shears and tools enchanted with Silk Touch, azalea leaves and flowering azalea leaves have a 5% chance to drop azaleas and flowering azaleas, respectively. The Fortune enchantment increases the rate to 6.25% at level I, 8.33% at level II and 10% at level III.

When using bone meal on a moss block, each block in a 3×3 to 7×7 area has a 15% chance of growing an azalea and a 5% chance of growing a flowering azalea.


Flowering azaleas function like any other flowers in their interaction and uses with bees. Azaleas can be placed only on grass blocks, dirt, coarse dirt, rooted dirt, podzol, moss blocks, farmland, or clay.

Unlike most transparent blocks, mobs can spawn on top of azaleas and flowering azaleas in Java Edition[1] or inside them in Bedrock Edition[2].


Putting an azalea in a composter has a 65% chance of increasing the composting level. Flowering azaleas have an 85% chance.


Azaleas can be used as a fuel source in furnaces, smelting 0.5 items per azalea.

Growing trees[]

Unlike saplings, an azalea or a flowering azalea does not automatically grow into an azalea tree. Therefore, using bone meal on it is the only way to grow an azalea tree. Application of bone meal gives an azalea or flowering azalea a 45% chance to grow into an azalea tree, provided there is a 3×5×3 area above it that is clear of all blocks that are not leaves or logs.

Bee nests[]

Oak and birch trees grown from saplings that are within 2 blocks of any flowering azalea have a 5% chance to grow with a bee nest containing 1 to 3 bees.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.azalea.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break??16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.azalea.fallNone[sound 1]??16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.azalea.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit??16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.azalea.placesubtitles.block.generic.place??16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.azalea.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
AzaleaazaleaBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.azalea
Flowering Azaleaflowering_azaleaBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.flowering_azalea

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Azaleaazalea592Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.azalea.name
Flowering Azaleaflowering_azalea593Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.flowering_azalea.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b Available with /give command.
  3. a b The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.


October 3, 2020Azalea JE2 BE2.png Flowering Azalea JE2 BE2.png Azaleas are announced as part of lush caves at Minecraft Live 2020.
Java Edition
1.1721w05aAzalea JE1.png Flowering Azalea JE1.png Added azaleas and flowering azaleas.
21w10aAzaleas and flowering azaleas now generate in lush caves.
21w11aAzaleas can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
21w13aAzalea JE2 BE2.png Flowering Azalea JE2 BE2.png The model of the azalea has been changed that the texture of the side is corrected and the inner side texture are mirrored.
Bees now see flowering azaleas as flowers.
21w16aAzaleas and flowering azaleas can now be fertilized with bone meal to get azalea trees.[3]
Pre-release 1Potted Azalea JE1 BE1.png Potted Flowering Azalea JE1 BE1.png Azaleas and flowering azaleas can now be placed in flower pots.
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta BE1.png Flowering Azalea BE1.png Added azaleas and flowering azaleas.
beta now interact with flowering azaleas as they do with regular flowers.
beta and flowering azaleas can now be grown into an azalea tree when using bone meal.
beta JE2 BE2.png Flowering Azalea JE2 BE2.png Azaleas and flowering azaleas now have ambient occlusion.
1.17.0beta and flowering azaleas are now no longer only available in experimental gameplay.
1.17.10beta Azalea JE1 BE1.png Potted Flowering Azalea JE1 BE1.png Azaleas and flowering azaleas can now be placed in flower pots.


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



  1. MC-214293 – Mobs can spawn on top of azaleas
  2. MCPE-148731 – Hostile mobs can spawn inside azaleas and flowering azaleas
  3. MC-222684 – "You cannot grow azalea trees by bonemealing Azalea plants" – resolved as "Fixed"