Fire resistant plants should be considered when landscaping around your home.

By replacing highly flammable native vegetation and landscaping with these recommended species, you can significantly improve the survivability of your home in the case of a wildfire.

These plants should not be planted in continuous beds, but should be separated to prevent the spread of fire.

To maintain their resistance to fire, they need to be watered and pruned to remove dead leaves and branches.

Routine care and maintenance will provide you with an attractive defensible space against wildfire.

Contact your local nursery for selections appropriate to your area.

Ground Covers

Yarrow Achillea tomentosa
Rock Rose Cistus vellosus
Dwarf Coyote Bush Baccharis pilularis prostratus
Morning Glory Bush Convolvulus cneorum
Australian Fuchsia Correa
African Daisy Osteospermum fruticosum
Sunrose Helianthemum nummularium
Ice Plant Many Varieties
Statice Limonium perezii
Honeysuckle Lonicera halliana
Freeway Daisy Osteospermum
Green Lavender Cot. Santolina virens
Perennial Verbena Verbena peruviana
Dwarf Periwinkle Vinca minor
Silver Mound Artemesia caucasica
Capeweed Arctotheca calendula
Snow in Summer Cerastium tomentosum
Winter Creep Euyonymus radicans
Ivy Hedera
Aaron's Beard Hypericum calycinum
Candytuft Iberis sempervirens, Lippia repens, Myoporum parvifolium
Creeping Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis prostrata
Periwinkle Vinca major


Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Silver Spreader Artemisia caucasica
Escallonia Several Varieties
Texas Privet Ligustrum texanum
Italian Buckthorn Rhamnus alaternus
Lemonade Berry Rhus integrifolia
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum
Hopseed Bush Dodonaea viscosa
Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia
Oleander Nerium oleander
Carolina Cherry Prunus caroliniana
Catalina Cherry Prunus lyonii
Carmel Creeper Ceanothus horizontalis


Carob Ceratonia siliqua
California Pepper Schinus molle
African Suman Rhus lancea
Brazilian Pepper Schinus terebinthifolia

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