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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

Pinus halepensis

sun

10.00

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

9.00

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Pinus cembroides

sun

9.00

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Pinus eldarica

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

9.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

sun

8.00

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Picea pungens f. glauca

sun

7.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

7.00

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Pinus nigra

sun

7.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Picea abies

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Pinus taeda

sun

6.00

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Pinus elliottii

sun

6.00

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Pinus strobus

sun

5.00

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Sequoia sempervirens

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Cryptomeria japonica

sun, partial sun

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.