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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Pinus elliottii

sun

10.00

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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

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10.00

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Magnolia grandiflora

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Quercus acutissima

sun

10.00

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Taxodium distichum var. distichum

sun

10.00

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Quercus falcata

sun

10.00

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Quercus macrocarpa

sun

10.00

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Quercus muehlenbergii

sun

10.00

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Quercus shumardii

sun

10.00

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Quercus stellata

sun

10.00

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Ailanthus altissima

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Quercus polymorpha

sun

9.00

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Taxodium ascendens (Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Pistachia chinensis

sun

9.00

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Ulmus alata

sun

9.00

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Quercus alba

sun

9.00

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Ulmus americana

sun

9.00

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Celtis laevigata

sun

8.20

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Prunus serotina

sun

8.00

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Salix alba

sun

8.00

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Quercus phellos

sun

8.00

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Robinia pseudoacacia

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Diospyros virginiana

sun

8.00

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Ulmus crassifolia

sun

7.20

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Salix nigra

sun

7.20

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Quercus virginiana

sun

7.20

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Juglans nigra

sun

7.00

Juglans regia

sun

7.00

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Quercus rubra

sun

7.00

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Catalpa speciosa

sun

7.00

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Pinus eldarica

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Populus fremontii

sun

7.00

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Populus deltoides

sun

7.00

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Sassafras albidum

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Gymnocladus dioicus

sun

7.00

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Aesculus hippocastanum

sun

6.00

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Cedrus deodara

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Ginkgo biloba

sun

6.00

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Taxodium mucronatum (Taxodium distichum var. mexicanum)

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cupressus arizonica

sun

6.00

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Pinus nigra

sun

5.20

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Platanus x acerifolia

sun

5.20

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Platanus occidentalis

sun

5.20

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Pinus strobus

sun

5.20

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Carya illinoinensis

sun

5.20

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Ulmus pumila

sun

5.20

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Washingtonia filifera

sun

5.00

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Acer rubrum var. drummondii

sun

5.00

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Fraxinus pennsylvanica

sun

5.00

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Pinus taeda

sun

5.00

Pinus halepensis

sun

5.00

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Cryptomeria japonica

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Castanea dentata

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Acer saccharum

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Carya ovata

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Fraxinus americana

sun

3.60

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Picea abies

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Picea pungens f. glauca

sun

3.40

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Betula nigra

sun

2.80

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Acer saccharinum

sun

2.60

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Quercus palustris

sun

1.00

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Tsuga canadensis

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Fagus sylvatica

sun, partial sun, shade

1.00

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Quercus nigra

sun

1.00

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Zelkova serrata

sun

1.00

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Populus tremuloides

sun

1.00

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Fagus grandifolia

sun, partial sun, shade

1.00

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Paulownia tomentosa

sun

1.00

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

sun

1.00

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Liriodendron tulipifera

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Sequoiadendron giganteum

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Populus nigra

sun

1.00

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Sabal mexicana

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Sabal palmetto

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Sequoia sempervirens

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Quercus suber

sun

1.00

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Phoenix dactylifera

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.