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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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Chilopsis linearis

sun

10.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

10.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Pinus cembroides

sun

10.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

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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Leucaena retusa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Sambucus mexicana

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Sapindus drummondii

sun

10.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Sophora affinis

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

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Rhus typhina

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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Rhus glabra

sun

10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

sun

10.00

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Albizia julibrissin

sun

10.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial 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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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

9.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

9.00

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

9.00

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Pyrus calleryana

sun

9.00

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial 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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Diospyros texana

sun

8.00

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Koelreuteria paniculata

sun

7.00

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

sun

7.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex opaca

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

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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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

7.00

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Fraxinus texensis

sun

7.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

sun

7.00

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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

7.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Malus x domestica

sun

6.00

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

sun

6.00

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

6.00

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

6.00

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Baccharis halimifolia

sun

6.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

6.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial 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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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

6.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Diospyros kaki

sun

5.20

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Malus spp.

sun

5.20

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Prunus persica

sun

5.20

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Acacia farnesiana

sun

5.00

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Acacia greggii

sun

5.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

sun

5.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Fraxinus velutina

sun

5.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, 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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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Acer palmatum

partial sun, shade

4.20

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Castanea mollissima

sun

4.20

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Cornus florida

sun

4.20

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Pyrus communis

sun

4.20

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.