|Fire rated trees
Courtesy of the
LA county Fire, Lake Hughs Nursery
Medium to large shrub grows 5 to 12 feet high and 5 to 8 feet wide.
Small simple needle-like leaves 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.
Showy cream colored flowers occur from February to June depending on location. They dry out and become a rusty brown color throughout the summer.
Throughout most of Los Angeles County foothill areas. From the coastal zone to the inland valleys and in some higher desert slope areas.
Flammability - High.
Plants contain flammable resins and oils. Low fuel moisture during summer and fall, combined with dead material buildup and fine structure create high fire susceptibility.
Chamise should be removed within the first 0 to 50 feet of any structure. Chamise can be cut to the ground every couple of years and will resprout if roots are left intact.