Fire Resistant Plants

Fire Safe PlantsChoosing Fire-Resistant Plants

  • Use this list as a reference for fire resistant plants suitable for Marin's climate and soils.
  • There are no “fire-proof” plants!  Even the most resistant plants must be maintained in good health, properly irrigated, and free of dead material, dry twigs, or fallen leaves and needles.
  • Select fire-resistant hedge plants for screening, which may help catch wind-blown embers if properly spaced and maintained.
  • Plant hardwood trees from this list that are less flammable than conifers like pine and fir.
  • Use proper spacing between plants to slow the spread of fire.  More space is required on slopes.

 

  • Western Bleeding Heart
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Western Columbine

Aquilegia formosa
  • Western Columbine
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis
  • Western Redbud
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

  • White Trailing Iceplant
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No

Wild Aster

Symphiotrichum [Aster] chilensis
  • Wild Aster
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Wild Buckwheat

Eriogonum spp.
  • Wild Buckwheat
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Wild Ginger

Asarum caudatum
  • Wild Ginger
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Winter Creeper

Eounymus Fortunei coloratus
  • Winter Creeper
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No

Wood Strawberry

Fragaria vesca
  • Wood Strawberry
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Woolly Yarrow

Achillea tomentosa
  • Woolly Yarrow
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium
  • Yarrow
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Yellow-eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium californicum
  • Yellow-eyed Grass
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Yerba Buena

Clinopodium [Satureja] douglasii
  • Yerba Buena
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: Yes

Yucca

Yucca spp.
  • Yucca
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No

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