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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index

Pinus halepensis

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10.00

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Ulmus crassifolia

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10.00

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Washingtonia filifera

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10.00

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Salix nigra

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10.00

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Sabal palmetto

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10.00

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Quercus polymorpha

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10.00

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Quercus muehlenbergii

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10.00

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Pistachia chinensis

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10.00

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Quercus stellata

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10.00

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Quercus suber

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10.00

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Ailanthus altissima

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9.00

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Cedrus deodara

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9.00

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Celtis laevigata

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9.00

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Taxodium mucronatum (Taxodium distichum var. mexicanum)

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9.00

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Gymnocladus dioicus

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9.00

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Robinia pseudoacacia

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9.00

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Sabal mexicana

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9.00

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Quercus virginiana

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9.00

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Pinus eldarica

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9.00

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Quercus falcata

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9.00

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Cupressus arizonica

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9.00

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Prunus serotina

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9.00

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Taxodium ascendens (Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium)

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8.20

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Taxodium distichum var. distichum

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8.20

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Sassafras albidum

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8.00

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

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8.00

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Ulmus pumila

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8.00

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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

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8.00

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Fraxinus pennsylvanica

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8.00

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Quercus macrocarpa

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8.00

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Ulmus alata

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8.00

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Paulownia tomentosa

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8.00

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Quercus acutissima

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8.00

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Quercus alba

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8.00

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Quercus rubra

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8.00

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Picea pungens f. glauca

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7.00

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Quercus palustris

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7.00

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Quercus phellos

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7.00

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Quercus shumardii

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7.00

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Fraxinus americana

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7.00

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Diospyros virginiana

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7.00

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Abies concolor

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7.00

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Populus nigra

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7.00

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Populus fremontii

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7.00

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Platanus x acerifolia

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7.00

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Platanus occidentalis

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7.00

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Pinus nigra

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7.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Salix alba

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7.00

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Juglans nigra

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7.00

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Magnolia grandiflora

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Liriodendron tulipifera

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ulmus americana

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7.00

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Ginkgo biloba

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7.00

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Carya ovata

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6.20

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Acer saccharum

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6.20

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Populus deltoides

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6.20

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Zelkova serrata

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6.20

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Carya illinoinensis

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6.20

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Fagus sylvatica

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6.20

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Picea abies

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6.20

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Acer rubrum var. drummondii

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6.00

Juglans regia

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6.00

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Pinus taeda

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6.00

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Fagus grandifolia

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6.00

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Pinus elliottii

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6.00

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Sequoiadendron giganteum

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5.20

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Populus tremuloides

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5.20

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Pinus strobus

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5.00

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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4.40

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Sequoia sempervirens

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4.40

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Quercus nigra

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4.40

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Betula papyrifera

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4.20

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Betula nigra

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4.20

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Tsuga canadensis

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4.20

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Acer saccharinum

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1.00

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Cryptomeria japonica

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0.00

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Aesculus hippocastanum

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0.00

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Castanea dentata

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0.00

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Phoenix dactylifera

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0.00

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Catalpa speciosa

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0.00

A Special Note about Cool Season Annuals

Cool season annuals are typically planted in the fall or early winter and flower in early spring under moderate temperatures. This group of plant materials includes: pansies, snapdragons, violas, dianthus, flowering cabbage/kale, etc. Because cool season annuals flower in the spring when conditions are mild, most have limited heat tolerance.

As a result cool season annuals do not receive a high Earth–Kind® index despite their outstanding landscape qualities.