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

sun

10.00

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Pinus elliottii

sun

10.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

sun

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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Quercus buckleyi (Quercus texana)

sun

10.00

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Sapindus drummondii

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 fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

sun

10.00

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

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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Lagerstroemia fauriei

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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Pyrus calleryana

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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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

8.00

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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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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial 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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Ulmus parvifolia

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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Koelreuteria paniculata

sun

7.00

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Juglans nigra

sun

7.00

Juglans regia

sun

7.00

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

sun

7.00

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Quercus rubra

sun

7.00

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Ilex opaca

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Catalpa bignonioides

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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Fraxinus texensis

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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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Aesculus hippocastanum

sun

6.00

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Malus x domestica

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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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cupressus arizonica

sun

6.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

6.00

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

6.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial 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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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Carya illinoinensis

sun

5.20

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Malus spp.

sun

5.20

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Ulmus pumila

sun

5.20

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Washingtonia filifera

sun

5.00

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Acer rubrum var. drummondii

sun

5.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Fraxinus pennsylvanica

sun

5.00

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Fraxinus velutina

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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Acer saccharum

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Castanea mollissima

sun

4.20

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Carya ovata

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Pyrus communis

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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Elaeocarpus decipiens

sun, partial 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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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Liriodendron tulipifera

sun, partial sun

1.00

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.