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Catches fire from lava


Shrubs placed in an intersection between a taiga, a dark forest and a desert.

Shrubs are variants of grass that do not generate naturally‌[Java Edition only] and are currently only obtainable in Legacy Console Edition via the creative inventory. They have the same characteristics as grass and ferns, but use a texture similar to dead bushes.

Green shrubs were an additional and independent variant of shrubs in Java Edition whose color changed depending on the biome. They were eventually changed to look the same as normal shrubs. Later, both were removed from Java Edition completely.


When broken normally, shrubs have a 18 chance of dropping wheat seeds, due to being a type of grass. This drop rate is affected by fortune like normal grass as well. Shrubs can be obtained as an item using shears.


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The shrub uses an identical texture to the dead bush.

The only visual difference between the shrub and the dead bush is that the shrub appears shorter, or sunk into the ground by 1 pixel.

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Data values[]


NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Block data[]

See also: Data values
DV Description
0 Shrub (identical in appearance to block dead bush when placed, but acts like grass or fern)
1 Grass
2 Fern
3 Grass (identical to the shrub, but colors are affected by biome)

Block states[]

See also: Block states
Name Default value Allowed values Description
type? dead_bushShrub
tall_grassTall Grass


Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Dead Bush JE1 BE1.png Added shrubs.
Grass data values from 3 to 15 simply appear as regular grass.
Java Edition
1.513w10aGreen Shrub.png Added green shrubs.
Prior to this snapshot (from 13w02a to 13w09c) grass with data values beyond 2 would crash the game upon rendering, and prior to 13w02a looked like tall grass instead.
1.814w10aMissing Texture Block JE3 BE2.png Green shrubs now display as a missing texture cube when placed.
14w25aDead Bush JE1 BE1.png Green colored shrubs (damage value 3 or greater) now look like normal shrubs. The inventory model is now a missing texture cube.
1.1317w47aThe ID of shrubs has now been merged with the regular dead bush's (dead_bush) to match Bedrock Edition, effectively removing the shrub completely.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Dead Bush JE1 BE1.png Added shrubs.
TU24CU12 1.16 Shrubs can now be placed in flower pots.
TU60CU51 1.64 Patch 301.0.11Shrubs now have a different texture.
1.90 Dead Bush JE2 BE2.png The texture of shrubs has now been changed.