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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Diospyros texana

sun

10.00

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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

10.00

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

10.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

10.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex opaca

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Koelreuteria paniculata

sun

10.00

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

10.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

sun

10.00

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Rhus glabra

sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Leucaena retusa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Sapindus drummondii

sun

10.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

sun

10.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Pyrus calleryana

sun

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Quercus fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

9.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

9.00

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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Pyrus communis

sun

9.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

9.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Malus spp.

sun

9.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Sophora affinis

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Olea europa

sun

9.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Rhus typhina

sun

9.00

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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

9.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

sun

9.00

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Diospyros kaki

sun

9.00

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

9.00

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Chilopsis linearis

sun

9.00

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

9.00

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

sun

9.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Fraxinus texensis

sun

8.20

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

8.20

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

8.20

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

8.20

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

8.20

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Albizia julibrissin

sun

8.20

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Fraxinus velutina

sun

8.20

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Malus x domestica

sun

8.20

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

sun

8.00

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Elaeocarpus decipiens

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

7.20

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

6.40

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Castanea mollissima

sun

6.20

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Acer palmatum

partial sun, shade

6.20

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Camellia japonica

partial sun, shade

6.20

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

6.20

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Camellia sasanqua

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Cornus florida

sun

6.20

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Prunus persica

sun

5.20

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

4.40

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Ilex aquifolium

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.