While there is no such thing as a fireproof plant, those in the Fire Garden retain moisture and play an important role in fuel management. These plants are particularly useful in wildfire-prone areas like Sierra Madre. An added bonus: Bushes are key to cooling areas, and plentiful foliage like this can reduce air conditioning costs by 15-50 percent.
Oregon Grape in Fall: Resists fire, produces grapes, attracts wildlife, and enjoys both rain and shade gardens
Dwarf Coyote Bush: Resists fire, attracts wildlife, and beautifully retains slopes – an ideal plant for the foothills!
Oregon Grape (Spring): Resists fire, produces grapes, attracts wildlife, and enjoys both rain and shade gardens
Coffeeberry, Rhamnus californica: Coffeeberry makes a lovely deep, evergreen hedge or shrub
Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry
California Yucca: A real powerhouse! Enjoys full sun, resists fire, and nearly every aspect is edible