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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Senecio cineraria

sun, partial sun

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

10.00

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Pavonia lasiopetala

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

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Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Lantana spp.

sun

10.00

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Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

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Salvia spp.

sun, partial 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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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

9.00

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Juniperus conferta

sun

9.00

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Juniperus procumbens

sun

9.00

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Callicarpa americana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Juniperus horizontalis

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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Plumbago auriculata

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Hesperaloe parviflora

sun, partial 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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Dasylirion spp.

sun

7.00

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Spiraea x bumalda

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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Fallugia paradoxa

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Abelia x grandiflora

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Tecoma stans var. angustata

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Artemisia

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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Weigela florida

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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Cotoneaster spp.

sun, partial 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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Acacia hirta

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Potentilla fruticosa

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Euryops pectinatus

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Leucophyllum candidum

sun

5.00

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Justicia brandegeana

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hedera helix

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hydrangea macrophylla

partial sun

5.00

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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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Euonymus japonicus

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Philodendron selloum

partial sun, shade

1.00

Hedychium coronarium

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.