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Leaves
Oak Leaves JE4.pngSpruce Leaves JE2.pngBirch Leaves JE2.pngJungle Leaves JE2.pngAcacia Leaves JE2.pngDark Oak Leaves JE2.pngAzalea Leaves JE1.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves JE1.pngOak Leaves (fast) JE5.pngSpruce Leaves (fast) JE4.pngBirch Leaves (fast) JE4.pngJungle Leaves (fast) JE3.pngAcacia Leaves (fast) JE1.pngDark Oak Leaves (fast) JE1.pngAzalea Leaves (fast) JE1.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves (fast) JE1.png
Oak Leaves BE5.pngSpruce Leaves BE3.pngBirch Leaves BE4.pngJungle Leaves BE4.pngAcacia Leaves BE2.pngDark Oak Leaves BE2.pngAzalea Leaves BE1.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves BE1.pngOak Leaves (fast) BE5.pngSpruce Leaves (fast) BE3.pngBirch Leaves (fast) BE3.pngJungle Leaves (fast) BE2.pngAcacia Leaves (fast) BE2.pngDark Oak Leaves (fast) BE2.pngAzalea Leaves (fast) BE1.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves (fast) BE1.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 natural blocks that grow as part of trees.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

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[A]
Default 0.3
Wooden 0.15
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 as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Drop Source No Fortune Fortune I Fortune II Fortune III
Jungle Saplings Jungle Leaves 2.5% (140) 2.78% (136) 3.125% (132) 4.17% (124)
Azalea or other Saplings Other Leaves 5% (120) 6.25% (116) 8.33% (112) 10% (110)
1-2 Sticks Leaves 2% (150) 2.22% (145) 2.5% (140) 3.33% (130)
Apples Oak and Dark Oak Leaves 0.5% (1200) 0.556% (1180) 0.625% (1160) 0.833% (1120)

Natural generation[]

Leaves on fast and on fancy graphics.

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

Post-generation[]

Leaves generate as part of trees grown from saplings.

Usage[]

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 5% (120) of the time, sticks 2% 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[JE only]/dark green‌[BE only]. They diffuse sky light, causing the shadows they cast under trees.

Redstone component[]

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. This has been called "Leafstone" by the Minecraft Community.

Piston interactivity[]

Leaves are destroyed when pushed by pistons. They do not stick to sticky pistons, slime blocks or honey blocks.

Composting[]

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

Bees[]

Flowering azaleas leaves function like any other flowers in their interaction and uses with bees.

Bee nests[]

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

List of colors[]

Foliage Colormap

Java Edition[]

Hard-coded colors[]
  • In the inventory, oak, jungle, acacia, and dark oak leaves are colored
     #48B518
    .
  • Spruce leaves are colored
     #619961
    , and are not affected by biome or inventory color.
  • Birch leaves are colored
     #80a755
    , and are not affected by biome or inventory color.
Biome colors[]
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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[]

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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, and snowy taiga biomes and their variants. Leaves are snow-covered only during snowfalls when fancy graphics are enabled. mountain biomes and variants despite having snow at high altitude doesn't turn leaves into frost covered during snowfall, same also occur to frozen ocean and deep frozen ocean.

Sounds[]

Other leaves[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.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 breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.grass0.80.8

Azalea leaves[]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Oak Leavesoak_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.oak_leaves
Spruce Leavesspruce_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.spruce_leaves
Birch Leavesbirch_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.birch_leaves
Jungle Leavesjungle_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.jungle_leaves
Acacia Leavesacacia_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.acacia_leaves
Dark Oak Leavesdark_oak_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.dark_oak_leaves
Azalea Leavesazalea_leaveslava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.azalea_leaves
Flowering Azalea Leavesflowering_azalea_leavesflowers
lava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/axe
mineable/hoe
flowers
leaves
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.flowering_azalea_leaves

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Leaves (oak, spruce, birch and jungle)leaves18Block & Itemtile.leaves.oak.name
tile.leaves.spruce.name
tile.leaves.birch.name
tile.leaves.jungle.name
Leaves (acacia and dark oak)leaves2261Block & Itemtile.leaves.acacia.name
tile.leaves.big_oak.name[verify]
Azalea Leavesazalea_leaves579Block & Itemtile.azalea_leaves.name
Flowered Azalea Leavesazalea_leaves_flowered580Block & Itemtile.azalea_leaves_flowered.name

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, leaves use the following data values. "Persistent" means the leaves never decay. "Check for decay" means that if the leaves are not persistent, they should check whether to decay the next time they get a block update. If there is no log block within 4 blocks, the leaves decay. The check for decay bit is normally set on when a log block, leaves block, or leaves2 block is broken within 4 blocks of this block. The values 12–15 can be used, but they cause identical behavior to values 8–11.

Leaves
DV Description
0 Oak Leaves
1 Spruce Leaves
2 Birch Leaves
3 Jungle Leaves
4 Oak Leaves, check for decay
5 Spruce Leaves, check for decay
6 Birch Leaves, check for decay
7 Jungle Leaves, check for decay
8 Oak Leaves, persistent
9 Spruce Leaves, persistent
10 Birch Leaves, persistent
11 Jungle Leaves, persistent
12 Oak Leaves, persistent + check for decay
13 Spruce Leaves, persistent + check for decay
14 Birch Leaves, persistent + check for decay
15 Jungle Leaves, persistent + check for decay
Leaves 2
DV Description
0 Acacia Leaves
1 Dark Oak Leaves
4 Acacia Leaves, check for decay
5 Dark Oak Leaves, check for decay
8 Acacia Leaves, persistent
9 Dark Oak Leaves, persistent
12 Acacia Leaves, persistent + check for decay
13 Dark Oak Leaves, persistent + check for decay

Block states[]

See also: Block states

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[]

For the different historical leaf decay algorithms, see History of leaf decay.
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The specific instructions are: In mid pocket edition alpha (around 2014-15), leaves had a strange texture when completely covered by other leaves or at the edge of render distance - what exactly was this texture?
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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.
Minecraft Indev20100218Leaves now decay.
Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100227-1Leaves no longer decay.
20100325Leaves now decay again.
20100413Leaves no longer decay due to the addition of big trees.
20100615Leaves now decay again.
20100617-1Oak Leaves (fast) JE1.png Leaves now use opaque texture when "Graphics: Fast" is set in options.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.6Leaves no longer decay.
Leaves now have a 120 chance of dropping a sapling instead of 110.
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 fast mode.
v1.2.0previewOak Leaves JE3 BE4.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE2 BE4.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 BE2.png Birch Leaves (fast) JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves (fast) JE1 BE2.png Added birch and spruce leaves. They colored
 #80a755
and
 #619961
, and is not affected by biome color.
Leaves (data value 3, 7, 11, 15) JE1.png Leaves (fast data value 3, 7, 11, 15) JE1.png A fourth type of leaves with data value 3, 7, 11 and 15 also exists. It uses a texture of oak and birch leaves and colored
 #619961
.
Birch and spruce leaves that decay, or are destroyed, drop oak saplings.
Leaves pre-dating this update include multiple types of leaves, as the data indicating leaf type was previously used for decay calculations.
1.5Birch and spruce leaves now drop their respective saplings.
1.6Test Build 3Many 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 1200 chance of dropping an apple.
1.2.112w03aJungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Jungle Leaves (fast) 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.
Leaves with data value 3, 7, 11, 15 replaced with jungle leaves.
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 is raining.
?Leaves now always drop the correct data values when collected via Silk Touch.
1.7.213w43aOak Leaves JE3 BE4.png Oak Leaves JE3 BE4.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE2 BE4.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE2 BE4.png Added acacia and dark oak leaves. They use separate but identical textures to oak leaves.
1.814w10aminecraft:leaves2 blocks with numerical metadata variants 2-3, 6-7, 10-11 and 14-15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have a missing texture Missing Texture Block JE3 BE2.png rather than appearing identical to either acacia or dark oak leaves.[verify]
14w25aOak Leaves JE3 BE4.png The model of jungle leaves now use texture of oak leaves.[1]
Oak Leaves (fast) JE3.png Spruce Leaves (fast) JE2.png Birch Leaves (fast) JE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE3.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE3.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE3.png The models of leaves when "Graphics: Fast" is set in options has been changed.
Leaves now no longer have distinct textures for fast and fancy graphics.
Leaves are now defined via block states rather than by numerical metadata. Prior to this version, the numerical metadata variants of minecraft:leaves were as follows:
DV Description
0 Oak Leaves
1 Spruce Leaves
2 Birch Leaves
3 Jungle Leaves
4 Oak Leaves (check decay)
5 Spruce Leaves (check decay)
6 Birch Leaves (check decay)
7 Jungle Leaves (check decay)
8 Oak Leaves (persistent)
9 Spruce Leaves (persistent)
10 Birch Leaves (persistent)
11 Jungle Leaves (persistent)
12 Oak Leaves (persistent, check decay)
13 Spruce Leaves (persistent, check decay)
14 Birch Leaves (persistent, check decay)
15 Jungle Leaves (persistent, check decay)

The data values for minecraft:leaves2 were as follows:

DV Description
0 Acacia Leaves
1 Dark Oak Leaves
2-3 Inaccessible "boring" leaves blocks
4 Acacia Leaves (check decay)
5 Dark Oak Leaves (check decay)
6-7 Inaccessible "boring" leaves blocks
8 Acacia Leaves (persistent)
9 Dark Oak Leaves (persistent)
10-11 Inaccessible "boring" leaves blocks
12 Acacia Leaves (persistent, check decay)
13 Dark Oak Leaves (persistent, check decay)
14-15 Inaccessible "boring" leaves blocks
14w25bJungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png The model of jungle leaves now uses the texture of jungle leaves again.[1]
Oak Leaves (fast) JE4.png Spruce Leaves (fast) JE3.png Birch Leaves (fast) JE3.png Jungle Leaves (fast) JE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE4.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE4.png The models of leaves when "Graphics: Fast" is set in options has been changed, once again.[2]
14w26aminecraft:leaves2 with metadata values 2-3, 6-7, 10-11 and 14-15 have now been completely removed from the game.
1.1116w39aLeaves now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for both the leaves and leaves2 IDs have 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 Oak Leaves (fast) JE5.png Spruce Leaves (fast) JE4.png Birch Leaves (fast) JE4.png Jungle Leaves (fast) JE3.png Acacia Leaves (fast) JE1.png Dark Oak Leaves (fast) JE1.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.
October 3, 2020Azalea Leaves JE1.png Flowering Azalea Leaves JE1.png Azalea and flowering azalea leaves are shown as part of lush caves at Minecraft Live 2020.
1.1721w05aAzalea Leaves JE1.png Flowering Azalea Leaves JE1.png Azalea Leaves (fast) JE1.png Flowering Azalea Leaves (fast) JE1.png Added azalea and flowering azalea leaves.
21w10aBoth types of azalea leaves now generate as part of azalea trees above a lush cave biome.
21w13aBees now see Flowering Azalea Leaves as flower.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseOak Leaves BE1.png Oak Leaves BE1.png Spruce Leaves BE1.png Added oak, birch and spruce leaves tinted with
 #339933
.
v0.1.0Oak Leaves (fast) BE1.png Oak Leaves (fast) BE1.png Spruce Leaves (fast) BE1.png Added models of leaves for block and item form when "Fancy Graphics" are disabled and uses opaque textures of leaves.
Oak Leaves (item) BE1.png Oak Leaves (item fast) BE1.png Oak Leaves (inventory) BE1.png Added item model tinted with
 #59a53f
and inventory icon for oak leaves.
Oak Leaves (item) BE1.png Spruce Leaves (item) BE1.png Oak Leaves (item fast) BE1.png Spruce Leaves (item fast) BE1.png Oak Leaves in item form with damage value 1 and 2 use models of spruce and birch leaves, however still place oak leaves.
v0.2.0Oak Leaves (inventory) BE2.png The texture of inventory icon for oak leaves has been changed.
v0.2.1Placeholder Block JE1 BE1.png Placeholder Block JE1 BE1.png The item model use separate but identical magenta textures when "Fancy Graphics" are enabled/disabled and no longer tinted.
Oak Leaves (inventory) BE3.png The texture of inventory icon for oak leaves has been changed.
Oak Leaves in item form with damage value 1 and 2 no longer use models of spruce and birch leaves.
v0.2.1 alpha2Oak Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) BE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) BE2.png The textures of oak and birch leaves have been changed.
Oak Leaves JE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE1.png The textures were taken from Java Edition Alpha v1.1.2_01 and earlier.
Oak Leaves (item) BE2.png Oak Leaves (item fast) BE2.png The textures of oak leaves in item form have been changed to pre-tinted leaves.
v0.3.0Oak Leaves (inventory) BE4.png The texture of inventory icon for oak leaves has been changed.
Oak leaves now drop their item form when broken with shears.
Survival players no longer start out with an infinite amount of oak leaves in the inventory.
Breaking spruce or birch leaves with shears would drop strange leaves items that had a durability bar, and would stack to 1, sometimes appearing as infinity. Spruce leaves used the crafting table side texture on all sides on some devices.[3]
v0.3.2Oak Leaves BE3.png Birch Leaves BE1.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) BE3.png Birch Leaves (fast) BE1.png Spruce Leaves (fast) JE1 BE2.png The tints of oak, birch and spruce leaves have been changed to
 #48b518
,
 #80a755
and
 #619961
.
Oak Leaves (item) BE2.png Oak Leaves (item) BE2.png Oak Leaves (item fast) BE2.png Oak Leaves (item fast) BE2.png Birch Leaves (inventory) BE1.png Spruce Leaves (inventory) BE1.png Added item form for birch and spruce leaves. They uses oak leaves in item form model.
Oak Leaves (inventory) BE5.png The texture of inventory icon for oak leaves has been changed.
Spruce and birch leaves no longer dropped glitched items when broken by shears.
The item form for spruce leaves would sometimes use the crafting table texture on all sides when dropped as an item or held in the player's hand.
Leaves now have a small chance to drop their respective sapling type when broken.
v0.4.0Spruce Leaves (item) BE2.png Spruce Leaves (item fast) BE2.png Spruce leaves in item form now have separate pre-tinted textures.
Oak Leaves (inventory) BE6.png The texture of inventory icon for oak leaves has been changed.
The item form for spruce leaves would no longer sometimes use the crafting table texture on all sides when dropped as an item or held in the player's hand.
Oak leaves now have a small chance to drop an apple when broken.
v0.5.0Birch Leaves (inventory) BE2.png The texture of inventory icon for birch leaves has been changed.
v0.6.0Birch Leaves (inventory) BE3.png The texture of inventory icon for birch leaves has been changed, once again.
v0.8.0build 2Jungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Jungle Leaves (fast) JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves to the creative inventory.
Oak Leaves JE3 BE4.png Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Oak Leaves (fast) JE2 BE4.png Birch Leaves (fast) JE1 BE2.png The textures of oak and birch leaves have been changed.
Leaves now use rendered item models for inventory icon.
v0.9.0build 1Oak Leaves BE4.png Oak Leaves BE4.png Added acacia and dark oak leaves. They use separate but identical textures to oak leaves.
Oak Leaves BE4.png Birch Leaves BE3.png Spruce Leaves BE2.png Jungle Leaves BE2.png The models of leaves have been changed. Jungle leaves are now permanently opaque.
Jungle leaves can now be obtained in survival mode as part of jungle trees.
Leaves now release spiders, creating a higher amount of spiders in tree-rich biomes at night (version exclusive).
v0.12.1build 1Snowy Oak Leaves BE1.png Snowy Spruce Leaves BE1.png Snowy Birch Leaves BE1.png Snowy Oak Leaves BE1.png Snowy 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 BE5.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.
1.16.220beta 1.16.220.52Azalea Leaves BE1.png Flowering Azalea Leaves BE1.png Azalea Leaves (fast) BE1.png Flowering Azalea Leaves (fast) BE1.png Added azalea and flowering azalea leaves.
releaseAzalea and Flowering azalea leaves have been made inaccessible in the full release.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.50Bees now interact with flowering azalea leaves as they do with regular flowers.
beta 1.17.0.50Azalea Leaves and Flowering Azalea Leaves now have a chance to drop azalea or flowering azalea when broken.
beta 1.17.0.52Azalea Leaves Now have correct color on maps.
Azalea Leaves and Flowering Azalea Leaves are now now longer only available in experimental gameplay.
1.17.10beta 1.17.10.20Spruce and birch leaves are affected by biome tinting if the Caves & Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle is enabled.[4]
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.20beta 1.17.20.20Spruce and birch leaves are no longer affected by biome tinting.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Oak Leaves JE3 BE4.png Added leaves.
TU5Leaf blocks placed by the player no longer decay like normal leaves do.
TU9Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE2.png Added birch and spruce leaves.
TU12Jungle Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves.
TU14 1.04 Water drip particles appear underneath leaves if it's raining.
1.90 Leaves 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 BE4.png Birch Leaves BE3.png Jungle Leaves BE2.png Spruce Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE4.png Oak Leaves BE4.png Added leaves.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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.
  • While wearing a cape, putting leaves on your head will turn your cape green.

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References[]

  1. a b MC-56887 – "Jungle leaves have oak leaves texture" – resolved as "Fixed"
  2. MC-56914 – "Fast Graphics leaves texture" – resolved as "Fixed"
  3. https://youtu.be/QEgyn70YzRk
  4. MCPE-128996 – "Birch and spruce leaves color change depending on the biome" – resolved as "Fixed"