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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

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10.00

Juniperus scopulorum

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10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

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10.00

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Rosmarinus officinalis

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10.00

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Viburnum spp.

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9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

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9.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

8.00

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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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Abelia x grandiflora

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

6.20

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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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Pyracantha koidzumii

sun, partial 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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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Platanus x acerifolia

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5.20

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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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Hedera helix

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

5.00

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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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Euonymus japonicus

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

1.00

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Olea europa

sun

1.00

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Sequoia sempervirens

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.