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Low flammability screening plants for part shade conditions

With exception of the honeysuckle (which is a vine), these plants are aimed for people who are using them to create a mixed species, screen or informal hedge. Smaller plants such as the current should be positioned closer to the viewing side of the hedge, so that they are in the foreground. All of these plants are nice in situations where you are planting a hedge below mature trees (that have been limbed up appropriately). The Hazelnut and Pink flowering currant are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in the fall. For questions, please email me at: Nikki@cal-sisters.com For more info on defensible space see: https://www.firesafemarin.org/defensible-space
9 PLANTS
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus    Blueblossom
native
Tree, Shrub

RHAMNACEAE

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
2020 David Greenberger
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
2020 R.A. Chasey
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
2018 Rick Kuyper

Corylus cornuta    Beaked hazelnut
native
Shrub

BETULACEAE

Corylus cornuta
2017 John Game
Corylus cornuta
2018 MCOSD EDRR
Corylus cornuta
2019 Belinda Lo

Garrya elliptica    Coast silk tassel,  Coast silktassel,  Silk tassel bush or quinine bush
native
Tree, Shrub

GARRYACEAE

Garrya elliptica
2004 Michael Charters
Garrya elliptica
2009 Aaron Schusteff
Garrya elliptica
2014 Zoya Akulova

Gaultheria shallon    Salal
native
Shrub

ERICACEAE

Gaultheria shallon
2018 Saskia Raether
Gaultheria shallon
2020 Mary Sue Ittner
Gaultheria shallon
2014 Zoya Akulova

Heteromeles arbutifolia    Christmas berry,  Toyon
native
Shrub

ROSACEAE

Heteromeles arbutifolia
2015 James Gonsman
Heteromeles arbutifolia
2017 Gary McDonald
Heteromeles arbutifolia
2017 Gary McDonald

Lonicera hispidula    Pink honeysuckle
native
Vine, Shrub

CAPRIFOLIACEAE

Lonicera hispidula
2019 Stacie Wolny
Lonicera hispidula
2019 Stacie Wolny
Lonicera hispidula
2021 Bryant Baker

Morella californica    California wax myrtle
native
Shrub

MYRICACEAE

Morella californica
2008 Neal Kramer
Morella californica
2020 Susan McDougall
Morella californica
2008 Keir Morse

Rhamnus crocea    Redberry buckthorn
native
Shrub

RHAMNACEAE

Rhamnus crocea
2003 Charles E. Jones
Rhamnus crocea
2020 Bryant Baker
Rhamnus crocea
2019 Diane Etchison

Ribes sanguineum    Flowering currant,  Red flowering currant,  Redflower currant
native
Shrub

GROSSULARIACEAE

Ribes sanguineum
2020 Hunter Breck
Ribes sanguineum
2018 Michael Kauffmann
Ribes sanguineum
2020 Mary Conway