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If a player walks into a berry bush, their movement speed will be reduced (unless it is in the sapling stage). In Survival Mode, walking through a bush will deal damage to both players and mobs (except foxes).
Unlike most other plants in the game, the color is not dependent upon the biome, presumably because it only naturally spawns in the taiga biome along with its variants.
Sweet berries can be gathered from a sweet berry bush by right-clicking, or grown using bonemeal. Eating these berries can replenish a maximum of and can be used to trade with butcher villagers in exchange for emeralds.
New berry bushes can be grown by planting sweet berries in the ground. They will initially look like saplings, but will gradually grow into bushes over time. The bushes grow rather quickly taking only two days.
If strategically placed, the bushes can be used a protection for a base, as it deals damage to all mobs and players.
- Players only get damaged in a bush when they move. If they are still, they don’t constantly take damage.
- The bush has 4 stages of growth.
- Berry bushes are one of three plants to deal damage to players, the other two being the Wither Rose and the Cactus.