Firescaping in Santa Cruz County

Drought Tolerant & Fire Resistant Shrubs
Lemonade Berry
Coffee Berry
Rock Rose
California Fuchsia
Sugar Bush
California Lilac, Blue Blossom
Golden Yarrow
California Rose
Snowberry

Fire Resistant Trees (Upland)
Coast Live Oak
Toyon
California Wax Myrtle
Catalina Ironwood
Yellow Willow
Western Redbud
Santa Cruz Island Oak
Tanoak

Fire Resistant Trees & Shrubs
(riparian, irrigated, or wet areas)
Coast Redwood
Western Sycamore
Willow
Big Leaf Maple
Blue Elderberry
Thimbleberry
California Hazelnut
Creek Dogwood
Flowering Currant
Bush Anemone

Fire Resistant Native Perennial Forbs
Yarrow
California Poppy
Penstemon
Blue-Eyed Grass
California Buttercup
Bracken Fern

Fire Resistant Native Groundcovers/ Short Grasses
Douglas Iris and related spp.
Alum Root
Sword Fern
Redwood Sorrel
Dudleyas
Pine Grass
Idaho Fescue
Molate Fescue

Invasive and/or High Fire Hazard Shrubs and Trees
Acacia
Pampas Grass
Juniper
Eucalyptus
Chamise
All Pines
Cypress Tress
Coyote Brush
Greasewood
Sagebrush
Buckwheat
Pepper Tree
Bamboo
Sage
Palms
Periwinkle/vinca
Algerian, English, or German Ivy
French, Spanish, or Scotch Broom
Hemlock
Spruce
Cedar
Douglas Fir