Fire Resistant Plant List10 plants for high fire hazard gardens.
If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires you'll need to make wise, fire-resistant plant choices. There are many fire-resistant plants to choose from, so you will most likely be able to get the look you want in your garden. Below is a list of 10 plants known to be fire-resistant, but to find plants that will grow in your locale you can contact your fire department. Local fire departments often offer a listed of approved landscape plants.
Qualities to look for in fire-resistant plants:
- ability to store water
- extensive root systems
- limited production of dead material
- high levels of salt
- ability to withstand drought
- low levels of oils or resins
- ability to resprout after a fire
Landscaping experts emphasize that fire-resistant does not mean the same thing as fire proof. Fire-resistant plants still need to be watered and trimmed back to be the safest in the case of a fire. Just buying fire-resistant plants is not enough to protect your home, you also have to care for them properly.