5 great firefighting plants

Creating the fire-safe landscape: what to plant and where to plant it

Bearberry
Photo by Mark Turner

Fire-smart plants: Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

These mat-forming groundcovers have small green leaves that turn red in winter, and white to pinkish spring blooms.

Sun to light shade. Sunset climate zones A1–A3; 1–9, 14–24

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