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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Leucaena retusa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

10.00

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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

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Diospyros texana

sun

10.00

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Chilopsis linearis

sun

10.00

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

sun

10.00

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

10.00

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

10.00

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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Sophora affinis

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Acacia greggii

sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

sun

10.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

sun

10.00

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Rhus glabra

sun

10.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

9.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

9.00

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Rhus typhina

sun

9.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

9.00

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

9.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Sapindus drummondii

sun

9.00

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Sambucus mexicana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

9.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

9.00

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Pinus cembroides

sun

9.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

9.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Quercus fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

sun

9.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

9.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Koelreuteria paniculata

sun

8.00

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Pyrus communis

sun

8.00

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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

8.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

sun

8.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Fraxinus texensis

sun

8.00

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Olea europa

sun

8.00

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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Diospyros kaki

sun

8.00

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

sun

8.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Fraxinus velutina

sun

7.20

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

7.00

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Abies concolor

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Pyrus calleryana

sun

7.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

7.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

7.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

7.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Albizia julibrissin

sun

7.00

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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

sun

7.00

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

6.00

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Malus x domestica

sun

6.00

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Malus spp.

sun

6.00

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Ilex opaca

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cercis canadensis var. canadensis

sun

6.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Acer palmatum

partial sun, shade

5.20

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Prunus persica

sun

5.00

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.