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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

10.00

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Philadelphus coronarius

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Nandina domestica

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Lantana spp.

sun

10.00

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Sambucus canadensis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

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Rosmarinus officinalis

sun

10.00

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Rhus aromatica

sun

10.00

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Berberis trifoliolata

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Leucophyllum frutescens

sun

9.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

9.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Vauquelinia angustifolia

sun

9.00

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Ligustrum quihoui

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Ligustrum sinense

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Callicarpa americana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Agave americana

sun

9.00

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Punica granatum var. nana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Larrea tridentata

sun

9.00

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Myrica pussilla

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Syringa vulgaris

sun

8.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

8.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa (Ipomoea fistulosa)

sun

8.00

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Mahonia bealei

shade

7.00

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Mahonia aquifolium

partial sun, shade

7.00

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Buxus spp.

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex cornuta

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex aquifolium

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Fallugia paradoxa

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Abelia x grandiflora

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Elaeagnus pungens

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Spiraea x vanhouttei

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Forsythia x intermedia

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Tecoma stans var. angustata

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Chaenomeles speciosa

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Berberis thunbergii

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Pyracantha coccinea

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Weigela florida

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Pyracantha koidzumii

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Chaenomeles japonica

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Jasminum mesnyi

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Baccharis halimifolia

sun

6.00

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Aesculus parviflora

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cotoneaster spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

6.00

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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

sun

6.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Rosa spp.

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Raphiolepis spp.

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hydrangea quercifolia

partial sun, shade

5.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Feijoa sellowiana (Acca sellowiana)

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Leucophyllum candidum

sun

5.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Justicia brandegeana

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hydrangea macrophylla

partial sun

5.00

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Eysenhardtia texana

sun, partial sun

4.60

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Gardenia augusta

partial sun, shade

2.60

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Camellia sasanqua

sun, partial sun

2.60

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Camellia japonica

partial sun, shade

2.60

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Euonymus japonicus

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Myrica pensylvanica

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Philodendron selloum

partial sun, shade

1.00

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Olea europa

sun

1.00

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Lonicera fragrantissima

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

1.00

Hedychium coronarium

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Bambusa multiplex

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.