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For the natural block, see Dead Bush. For the extreme metadata variant, see Green Shrub.
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Shrubs (known as Ferns, in Bedrock Edition) are variants of grass that do not generate naturally‌[Java and Bedrock editions only] and are currently only obtainable in Legacy Console Edition via the creative inventory and in Bedrock Edition via commands. They have the same characteristics as grass and ferns.


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

In Java Edition, the shrub uses the texture of dead bushes. 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.

In Bedrock Edition, the shrub uses the texture of grass.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.grass0.80.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric 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

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
type? dead_bushShrub
tall_grassTall Grass

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
default default0 Fern (Unused variant which looks identical to grass)
tall1 Grass
fern2 Fern
snow3 Fern (Unused variant which looks identical to fern)


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Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Shrub JE1 Added shrubs.
Shrub (item) JE1 The item form has no name, and uses the grass texture instead.
1.8Pre-releaseShrubs can now be harvested with shears, allowing for its acquisition from its block form.
Shrub (item) JE2 The item now appears with the correct sprite in the inventory, and, unlike its block form, is tinted.[more information needed]
Pre-release 2 ;)The item is now called "Grass" in the inventory.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Shrub (item) JE3 Shrubs are no longer tinted as items.
The item is now called "Shrub" in the inventory.
1.814w07aShrub JE2 The texture planes and pixels of shrubs are now completely square.
14w10aMissing Model JE2 Missing Model (anisotropic filtering) JE2 Shrubs no longer have a model.
14w25aShrub JE2 Shrubs now have a model again.
1.1317w47aRemoved shrubs.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Shrub JE1 Added shrubs.
Shrub (item) JE1 The item form uses the grass texture and it renders with the red background in the inventory and the hotbar.
v0.5.0With the addition of tooltips, the block now displays the name "Grass".
v0.8.0build 1"Grass" has been renamed to "Fern".
Grass BE2 The texture of fern has been changed.
Fern is now affected by biome coloring.
Grass 0 (item) BE2 Ferns are tinted and no longer render with a red background in the inventory.[more information needed]
Shrub (item) JE1 Ferns are still not tinted when held in first or third person view.
v0.9.0build 1Grass BE3 The grass texture has been brightened, changing the fern's appearance as a result.

Data history[]

Java Edition
1.1317w47aThe ID of shrubs has now been merged with the regular dead bush's (dead_bush), effectively removing the shrub completely. Shrubs placed before 17w47a are converted to dead bushes.

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Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Shrub 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 JEUNK BEUNK The texture of shrubs has now been changed.


Shrub is a removed block and as such issues relating to it cannot be fixed.




Bedrock Edition[]