Better Leaves Texture Pack 1.20, 1.20.6 β†’ 1.19.4

Author Motschen

Minecraft trees are significantly improved by the Better Leaves texture pack. Normally, the leaves on trees are not exactly a highlight and look especially unrealistic. This is now changing with this add-on. They are by default semi-transparent blocks with branches, at least on larger trees. It also makes a Minecraft forest look incredibly boring. That doesn’t have to be the case and that’s why we review this project. This project aims to improve the appearance of Minecraft’s leaf blocks.

Originally it was only possible to change the leaves with the Better Foliage mod. This is fortunately over. You should nevertheless be grateful to the creator of this mod because he had the idea to give leaves a more realistic texture. However, you don’t have to play without mods, because the Better Leaves texture pack works perfectly with over 20 mods. These include Biomes O Plenty and Tech Reborn, for example. The list contains Forge, Quilt, and Fabric mods. Don’t worry if your modpack doesn’t appear on the list, because this texture pack for leaves does not add any new textures, making it compatible with almost all resource packs and mods out of the box. This really makes it the perfect add-on for you. This means you can always use the bushy trees in the future even if you change your main pack. Anyway, it doesn’t look so good with realistic textures, because the leaves are still in the default style. Only the shape changes.

One of the most significant changes made by the Better Leaves pack is the addition of a new snow overlay on leaves. This adds a new level of realism to Minecraft’s winter environments, making them feel more believable. The snow overlay is subtle yet noticeable. It is worth noting that the same creator published the Round Trees texture pack, which works great together with Better Leaves to improve Minecraft trees. Round Trees adds rounder and smoother trees to Minecraft, making them more natural-looking and less blocky. When used in combination with Better Leaves, the two packs can create a truly immersive Minecraft forest.

If you want 3D leaves in cartoon style, you can download a great alternative from Sphax. However, the only compatible pack with this one is PureBDcraft. Furthermore, the Stay True project features also better leaves, but has many more new textures for other blocks. You see that you have a few options to improve the leaves in Minecraft.


Motschen’s Better Leaves is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.20.5 – 1.20.4 – 1.20.3 – 1.20.2 – 1.20.1 – 1.20 – 1.19.4 – 1.19.3 – 1.19.2 – 1.19.1 – 1.19 – 1.18.2 – 1.18 – 1.17.1 – 1.17 – 1.16.5 – 1.16 – 1.15.2 – 1.15 – 1.14.4 – 1.14 – 1.13.2 – 1.13

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Better Leaves texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (before)Better Leaves texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (after)

How To Install Better Leaves Texture Pack

Check out the easy steps to install everything with just a few clicks.
  1. To use all the cool features in this pack, download and install OptiFine.
  2. Download the Better Leaves texture pack for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  3. Launch Minecraft.
  4. Click "Options" on the main menu.
  5. In the options, go to the submenu “Resource Packs”.
  6. Click "Open Pack Folder" at the bottom left to see a folder titled "resourcepacks".
  7. Put the downloaded ZIP file into your "resourcepacks" folder. Or, just drag and drop it into the Minecraft window to add the pack.
  8. You will see the pack on the left side of the resource pack selection menu. Unzip the file if you can't see the pack.
  9. Hover over the pack thumbnail and click the arrow pointing right.
    If the game says the pack is for a newer or older Minecraft version when you activate it, don't worry! It's just a heads-up. Click 'Yes' and enjoy the new textures – it won't affect your gameplay.
  10. Click "Done" and all assets have been loaded.


For which Minecraft Editions are Better Leaves available?

You can get the Better Leaves texture pack for Java and Bedrock. All versions are available in our download section. However, these are different projects, so you may notice slight differences. Unfortunately, the add-on is not available for consoles, such as PS4/5, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

Better Leaves does not work, what can I do?

The most common reason is that you are using an unsupported Minecraft version. You should also check if you have installed everything correctly.

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  1. playing using Fabric 1.20.1 and everything works fine aside from the Azalea leaves which have missing textures coming out of them =/

  2. installed March 17th 2024 playing on minecraft 1.20.4. Better leaves pack gives prompt ( made for an older version of Minecraft )

    • You can safely ignore the error message. The Better Leaves pack should still work correctly with Minecraft 1.20.4. Just make sure you have OptiFine for version 1.20.4 installed, and everything should function as intended.

  3. Hi I installed it but there are just these solid color rectangular blocks covering the leavesβ€”could someone please let me know what to do to fix it? Thx

    • Hi! I had the same problem earlier and I just realized the issue! For starters, I am going to assume you’re using Optifine. If you’re only running Minecraft through the launcher and optifine, then simply getting a shader pack should do the trick, but you want to make sure it adds transparency to the leaves. I use Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders which looks and works great.

      In a different case, if you’re running on Lunar client, then there’s a setting you’ll need to change. You’ll still need to get shaders, but afterward, you’re going to go to settings > options > video settings > quality tab > leaves > fancy

      I hope this fixes your issue!

  4. Thank you very much, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to put the leaves since it wouldn’t let me, and thanks to this page I was able to do it, thank you very much <3