Wildfires have ravaged homes in the West Coast, leaving thousands homeless. This reminds Katy and Cypress residents of the potential level of destruction a wildfire can cause to their property. You may not be able to fireproof every single inch of your home but you can still ensure the fire is abated through wise fire-scaping.
If you’re keen on planting fire-proof plants, read on and find the 5 plant varieties which can help you fire-proof the perimeter of your home.
A firewise deciduous shrub, the Dwarf Pomegranate needs full sun to thrive. It can grow as 3 feet tall and only needs water occasionally once it has grown. Once it blooms in summer, you’ll see bright, ornamental fruit in its branches.
A durable evergreen shrub, this Texas privet needs low to no maintenance. Known for its durability, you can grow it as an effective hedge. Aside from being fire-resistant, it’s also a waterwise plant. Maintain it and be rewarded with a glistening verdant shrub with beautiful clusters of spring flowers.
This firewise tree can grow up to 15 feet in height and spread. Flexible enough to tolerate both wet and dry soils, it can also thrive in either partial or full sun. There are also male and female trees with female ones bearing gray berries during fall and winter.
Moving on to flowers, columbines easily grow and multiply. The ideal planting time for this flowering plant is between spring and summer. Though, be aware that a columbine takes two years before it blooms.
Another flower that produces beautiful flowers during the spring and summer months, it can grow up to 6 inches high with thin stems. This flowering plant is usually used as a border, framing walkways, or in rock gardens.
Firewise landscaping, especially for Katy and Cypress residents, is a must. If you want to secure your homes and prevent wildfires from ravaging it, consider firescaping and plant fire-resistant varieties today!