Rooted Dirt

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Not to be confused with Dirt or Coarse Dirt. For other uses, see Dirt (disambiguation).
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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Rooted Dirt
Rooted Dirt JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


Any tool

Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Rooted dirt is a natural decorative block.


Natural generation[edit]

The rooted dirts generated along with the Azalea tree.

Rooted dirt can generate in azalea trees. This may continue for more than a stack mainly-vertically downward under the trunk base/stump.


Single rooted dirt replaces dirt or coarse dirt below oak logs where azalea trees are grown from azalea or flowering azalea.


Rooted dirt can be mined with any tool or without a tool.

Block Rooted Dirt
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time
Default 0.75


Wandering traders can sell 2 rooted dirt for 1 emerald.


Much like coarse dirt, neither mycelium nor grass can spread onto rooted dirt. Plants can also not be placed or grown on top of it.

While it yields itself when dug, it does not convert into dirt after a block is placed onto it.

Rooted dirt blocks can be converted into dirt path blocks by using any type of shovel on the side or top of a rooted dirt with air above it.

Hanging roots[edit]

Using bonemeal on rooted dirt causes hanging roots to grow below the block, if space is available for it to grow.

In Bedrock Edition using a hoe on rooted dirt turns it into normal dirt and drops one hanging roots.


Its sound is between that of wooden planks and dirt variants.

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.rooted_dirt.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break??16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.rooted_dirt.fallNone[sound 1]??16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.rooted_dirt.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit??16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.rooted_dirt.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Rooted Dirtrooted_dirtBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.rooted_dirt

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Rooted Dirtdirt_with_roots573Block &


October 3, 2020Rooted Dirt JE1 BE1.png Rooted dirt are shown unnamed as part of lush caves at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w05aRooted Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added rooted dirt.
February 5, 2021Rooted Dirt (pre-release).png JAPPA tweets an image of an alternate rooted dirt texture.
1.1721w10aRooted dirt can now generate as part of the azalea tree.
21w11aUsing bone meal on rooted dirt now grows hanging roots underneath
21w13aCan now be converted into dirt path using a shovel.
Wandering traders now sell rooted dirt.
The top texture of the rooted dirt now rotates randomly.
Grass, ferns, flowers, dead bushes, saplings and bamboo can now be planted on rooted dirt. Small Dripleaf can be planted as well, but only when underwater.
21w16aRooted dirt is now created when creating azalea tree using bone meal on azalea or flowering azalea.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.220beta Dirt JE1 BE1.png Added rooted dirt.
releaseRooted dirt have been made inaccessible in the full release.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.230beta now be turned into grass path using a shovel.
beta traders now sell rooted dirt.
Rooted dirt now replaces the block below azalea trees when they are grown.
1.17.0beta dirt are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.


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