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Leaves
Oak Leaves.pngSpruce Leaves.pngBirch Leaves.pngJungle Leaves.pngAcacia Leaves.pngDark Oak Leaves.pngAzalea Leaves.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves.pngMangrove Leaves.png
Oak Leaves BE.pngSpruce Leaves BE.pngBirch Leaves BE.pngJungle Leaves BE.pngAcacia Leaves BE.pngDark Oak Leaves BE.pngAzalea Leaves BE.pngFlowering Azalea Leaves BE.pngMangrove Leaves 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 natural blocks that generate as part of trees. Despite being a full block, they can be waterlogged.

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 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 or azalea.

Usage[]

Oak Leaves (fast).pngSpruce Leaves (fast).pngBirch Leaves (fast).pngJungle Leaves (fast).pngAcacia Leaves (fast).pngDark Oak Leaves (fast).pngAzalea Leaves (fast).pngMangrove Leaves (fast).png
Leaves when the graphics mode is set to "Fast" in Java Edition.
Oak Leaves (fast) BE.pngSpruce Leaves (fast) BE.pngBirch Leaves (fast) BE.pngJungle Leaves (fast) BE.pngAcacia Leaves (fast) BE.pngDark Oak Leaves (fast) BE.pngAzalea Leaves (fast) BE.pngMangrove Leaves (fast) BE.png
Leaves when the graphics mode is set to "Fast" in Bedrock Edition.

Leaves from trees spontaneously decay (disappear) when they receive a block tick if they are not connected to a block with the logs tag (log or wood block), either directly or via other leaf blocks, with a maximum distance of 6 blocks‌[Java Edition only] or 4 blocks‌[Bedrock Edition only]. Leaves placed by players never decay.

Leaves that decay, or are destroyed without using Silk Touch or 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, a stick and an apple at the same time. 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.

Leaves can be waterlogged, despite being a full block. Water does not flow out and waterlogged leaves follow the same rules as any other waterlogged block.

Applying bone meal to mangrove leaves with a space beneath produces a hanging mangrove propagule with age=0.

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. A stack of leaves yields an average of 2.74 bonemeal.

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.

Color[]

  • In the inventory, oak, jungle, acacia, dark oak, and mangrove leaves are colored
     #48B518
    .
  • Spruce leaves are colored
     #619961
    , and are not affected by biome or inventory color.[1]
  • Birch leaves are colored
     #80a755
    , and are not affected by biome or inventory color.[1]
  • Azalea leaves are not colored.
Biome colors[]

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

Biome Temperature Downfall Foliage Color Note Block
(Default values)
The Void
River
Warm Ocean
Lukewarm Ocean
Deep Lukewarm Ocean
Ocean
Deep Ocean
Cold Ocean
Deep Cold Ocean
Deep Frozen Ocean
Lush Caves[JE only]
The End
End Highlands
End Midlands
Small End Islands
End Barrens
0.5 0.5
 #71a74d
Oak Leaves.png
Lush Caves[BE only] 0.9 0.0
 #a6a432
File:Lush Caves Oak Leaves.png
Plains
Beach
Sunflower Plains
Dripstone Caves[JE only]
Deep Dark
0.8 0.4
 #77ab2f
Plains Oak Leaves.png
Dripstone Caves[BE only] 0.2 0.0
 #70a26c
File:Dripstone Caves Leaves.png
Snowy Plains
Ice Spikes
Snowy Taiga
Frozen Ocean
Frozen River
0.0 0.5
 #60a17b
Snowy Plains Oak Leaves.png
Grove -0.2 0.8
Snowy Slopes -0.3 0.9
Frozen Peaks
Jagged Peaks
-0.7 0.9
Desert
Savanna[JE only]
Savanna Plateau[JE only]
Windswept Savanna[JE only]
Nether Wastes
Warped Forest
Crimson Forest
Soul Sand Valley
Basalt Deltas
2.0 0.0
 #aea42a
Desert Oak Leaves.png
Savanna[BE only] 1.2 0.0
Savanna Plateau[BE only] 1.0 0.0
Windswept Savanna[BE only] 1.1 0.5
 #64b216
File:Windswept Savanna Oak Leaves.png
Swamp 0.8 0.9
 #6a7039
Color is preset Swamp Oak Leaves.png
Mangrove Swamp 0.8 0.9
 #8db127
Color is preset Mangrove Swamp Oak Leaves.png
Forest
Dark Forest
Flower Forest
0.7 0.8
 #59ae30
Forest Oak Leaves.png
Birch Forest
Old Growth Birch Forest
0.6 0.6
 #6ba941
Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
Old Growth Pine Taiga 0.3 0.8
 #68a55f
Old Growth Pine Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Old Growth Spruce Taiga
Taiga
0.25 0.8
 #68a464
Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Windswept Hills
Windswept Gravelly Hills
Windswept Forest
Stony Shore
0.2 0.3
 #6da36b
Windswept Hills Oak Leaves.png
Jungle
Bamboo Jungle
0.95 0.9
 #30bb0b
Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Sparse Jungle 0.95 0.8
 #3eb80f
Sparse Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Badlands
Wooded Badlands
Eroded Badlands
2.0 0.0
 #9e814d
Color is preset Badlands Oak Leaves.png
Meadow 0.5 0.8
 #63a948
Meadow Oak Leaves.png
Stony Peaks 1.0 0.3
 #82ac1e
Stony Peaks Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Beach 0.05 0.3
 #64a278
Snowy Beach Oak Leaves.png
Mushroom Fields 0.9 1.0
 #2bbb0f
Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png

Unused biomes in Bedrock Edition.

Biome Temperature Downfall Foliage Color Note Block
(Default values)
Deep Warm Ocean
0.5 0.5
 #71a74d
Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Mountains
Legacy Frozen Ocean
0.0 0.5
 #60a17b
Ocean Oak Leaves.png
Taiga Hills 0.25 0.8
 #68a464
Taiga Oak Leaves.png
Swamp Hills 0.8 0.5
 #60a17b
Color is preset Swamp Oak Leaves.png
Mushroom Field Shore 0.9 1.0
 #60a17b
Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Desert Hills 0.9 1.0
 #60a17b
Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Wooded Hills 0.9 1.0
 #60a17b
Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Mountain Edge 0.9 1.0
 #60a17b
Mushroom Fields Oak Leaves.png
Jungle Hills
Modified Jungle
Bamboo Jungle Hills
0.95 0.9
 #60a17b
Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Modified Jungle Edge 0.95 0.8
 #60a17b
Sparse Jungle Oak Leaves.png
Birch Forest Hills
Tall Birch Hills
0.6 0.6
 #6ba941
Birch Forest Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Taiga Mountains - - - Snowy Plains Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Taiga Hills - - - Snowy Plains Oak Leaves.png
Giant Tree Taiga Hills - - - File:Giant Tree Taiga Hills Oak Leaves.png
Gravelly Mountains+ - - - File:Windswept Mountains Oak Leaves.png
Shattered Savanna Plateau - - - File:Savanna Oak Leaves.png
Badlands Plateau
Modified Badlands Plateau
- - - Badlands Oak Leaves.png

Snowy leaves[]

Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition. 
Snowy Oak Leaves.pngSnowy Spruce Leaves.pngSnowy Birch Leaves.pngSnowy Jungle Leaves.pngSnowy Acacia Leaves.pngSnowy Dark Oak Leaves.png
Snowy Leaves

Leaves appear as snow-covered during snowfall, however, these appearances are exclusive to frozen ocean, deep frozen ocean, frozen river, snowy beach, snowy plains, and snowy taiga biomes and their variants. Leaves are snow-covered only during snowfalls when fancy graphics are enabled. In mountains biomes and variants leaves do not become frost covered during snowfall.

Sounds[]

Other leaves[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation 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:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?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:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Oak Leavesoak_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.oak_leaves
Spruce Leavesspruce_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.spruce_leaves
Birch Leavesbirch_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.birch_leaves
Jungle Leavesjungle_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.jungle_leaves
Acacia Leavesacacia_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.acacia_leaves
Dark Oak Leavesdark_oak_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.dark_oak_leaves
Mangrove Leavesmangrove_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.mangrove_leaves
Azalea Leavesazalea_leavesBlock & Itemlava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/hoe
leavesblock.minecraft.azalea_leaves
Flowering Azalea Leavesflowering_azalea_leavesBlock & Itemflowers
lava_pool_stone_replaceables
leaves
mineable/axe
mineable/hoe
flowers
leaves
block.minecraft.flowering_azalea_leaves

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Leaves (oak, spruce, birch and jungle)leaves18Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.leaves.oak.name
tile.leaves.spruce.name
tile.leaves.birch.name
tile.leaves.jungle.name
Leaves (acacia and dark oak)leaves2161Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.leaves2.acacia.name
tile.leaves2.big_oak.name
Azalea Leavesazalea_leaves579Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.azalea_leaves.name
Flowered Azalea Leavesazalea_leaves_flowered580Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.azalea_leaves_flowered.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b c d Available with /give command.
  3. a b c d The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

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.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this leaves.

Bedrock Edition:
Leaves:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
old_leaf_type0x1
0x2
oak oak0Oak Leaves
spruce1Spruce Leaves
birch2Birch Leaves
jungle3Jungle Leaves
persistent_bit0x8falsefalse
true
0
1
If the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.
update_bit0x4falsefalse
true
0
1
If the block checks for nearby wood and decays.

Leaves2:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
new_leaf_type0x1
0x2
acacia acacia0Acacia Leaves
dark_oak1Dark Oak Leaves
persistent_bit0x8falsefalse
true
0
1
If the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.
update_bit0x4falsefalse
true
0
1
If the block checks for nearby wood and decays.

Azalea leaves and flowering azalea leaves:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
persistent_bitNot Supportedfalsefalse
true
UnsupportedIf the block persists regardless of having no wood nearby.
update_bitNot Supportedfalsefalse
true
UnsupportedIf the block checks for nearby wood and decays.

History[]

Main article: /History
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.
20100218Leaves now decay.
Java Edition Infdev
20100227-1Leaves 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.
Birch and spruce leaves that decay, or are destroyed, drop oak saplings.
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.[more information needed]
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 BE2.png Jungle Leaves (fast) JE1 BE1.png Added 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.
1.814w25aOak Leaves JE3 BE4.png The model of jungle leaves now use texture of oak leaves.[2]
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 rendering of leaves when "Graphics: Fast" is set in options has been changed.
Leaves no longer have distinct texture files for fast and fancy graphics.
14w25bJungle Leaves JE1 BE2.png The model of jungle leaves now uses the texture of jungle leaves again.[2]
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 rendering of leaves when "Graphics: Fast" is set in options has been changed, once again.[3]
1.1116w39aLeaves now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1318w22aNaturally-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).png Flowering Azalea Leaves (fast).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.
October 16, 2021Mangrove Leaves JE1.png Mangrove Leaves were shown on Minecraft Live 2021.
1.1922w11aMangrove Leaves JE1.png Mangrove Leaves (fast) JE1.png Added mangrove leaves.
22w12aLeaves are now waterloggable.
Mangrove leaves are now compostable.[4]
22w13aMangrove leaves now can drop sticks when broken.
22w15aMangrove Leaves JE2.png Mangrove Leaves (fast) JE2.png The texture of mangrove leaves has been changed.
Mangrove leaves now drop when broken with Silk Touch.[5]
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 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.
v0.2.1Placeholder 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 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 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.[6]
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 Added item form for birch and spruce leaves. They uses oak leaves in item form model.
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.
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.
v0.8.0build 2Jungle Leaves BE1.png Jungle Leaves (fast) JE1 BE1.png Added jungle leaves to the creative inventory. If fancy graphics is enabled, the jungle leaves texture incorrectly uses a tinted still water texture for the top row of pixels. This texture is affected by the "Animated water" setting.
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.
build 5Jungle Leaves JE1 BE2.png The texture of jungle leaves with fancy graphics has been corrected.
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 BE3.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 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 BE4.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 BE5.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.
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta 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.
beta 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.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.52Azalea Leaves now have correct color on maps.
Azalea Leaves and Flowering Azalea Leaves are no 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.[7]
1.17.30beta 1.17.20.20Spruce and birch leaves are no longer affected by biome tinting.
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.20Mangrove Leaves BE1.png Mangrove Leaves (fast) BE1.png Added mangrove leaves.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.19.20beta 1.19.20.20Azalea leaves and flowering azalea leaves can now be destroyed by ravagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Oak Leaves JE3 BE1.png Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png Spruce Leaves JE1 BE1.png Added leaves.
TU5Leaf blocks placed by the player no longer decay like normal leaves do.
TU12Jungle Leaves JE1 BE2.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 BE3.png Spruce Leaves BE2.png Oak Leaves BE4.png Oak Leaves BE4.png Added leaves.

Data history[]

This section is missing information about Leaf decay handling prior to Beta 1.2. 
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Java Edition Beta
1.2Leaves (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
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Leaves pre-dating this update include multiple types of leaves, as the data indicating leaf type was previously used for decay calculations.
Java Edition
1.2.112w03aOak 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.
1.814w10aminecraft:leaves2 blocks with numerical metadata variants 2-3, 6-7, 10-11 and 14-15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2.png rather than appearing identical to either acacia or dark oak leaves.[verify]
14w25aLeaves 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
14w26aminecraft:leaves2 blocks with metadata values 2-3, 6-7, 10-11 and 14-15 have been completely removed from the game.
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.

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.

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