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Environmental & Resource Protection

Recommended Agricultural Buffer Plant List1

Approved by the Agricultural Policy Advisory Commission

Common Name Botanical Name
Manzanita Arctostaphylos sp.
Coyote Brush2 Baccharis pilularis
California lilac3 Ceanothus sp.
California buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum
Flannelbush Fremontodendron californica
Coast silktassel Garrya elliptica
Toyon4 Heteromeles arbutifolia
Deergrass Muhlenbergia rigens
Catalina cherry5 Prunus lyonii
Holly-leaf cherry Prunus ilicifolia
Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia
Coffeeberry Rhamnus californica
Sugar bush Rhus ovata
1 Refer to UC Extension and California Food and Agriculture websites for current information regarding host plants that may be associated with agricultural pests.
2 Not for planting adjacent to rangeland.
3 Not for planting adjacent to vineyards.
4 Not for planting adjacent to apple or pear orchards.
5 Attractive to birds because of their fruit.