Dead Bush

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Dead Bush
First Appearance Beta 1.6
Type of Block Non-Solid Block; Plant
Location Desert, Mesa/Badlands, Swamps
Stackable Yes 64

Dead Bushes are transparent, aesthetic plants that do not obstruct movement, similarly to Sugar Cane, wheat, Tall Grass, and hanging vines. Dead bushes can appear in desert biomes, badlands biomes, and sometimes in swamp biomes. They are most commonly light/dark brown in color depending on the user's texture pack.


The current uses for this item are for decoration and as a source of sticks as it drops 0–2 sticks when destroyed. If it is mined with an axe with the Silk Touch enchantment in the Beta 1.9 pre-release, or with shears, the block itself is dropped instead.

Dead bushes can can be placed on:


  • Dead bushes have an ID of minecraft:deadbush; however, there is a block called "Shrub," which has an ID of minecraft:tallgrass (the same as grass and ferns), that is visually identical to dead bushes. The only difference is that it drops seeds instead of sticks.
  • If the block below a dead bush is removed, the bush will disappear.
  • Dead bushes can be placed in Flower Pots.