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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

10.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

10.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

10.00

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Leucaena retusa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Quercus fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

sun

10.00

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Diospyros texana

sun

10.00

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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

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Chilopsis linearis

sun

10.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

10.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Acacia farnesiana

sun

10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

sun

10.00

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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

sun

9.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

9.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

9.00

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

9.00

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Sapindus drummondii

sun

9.00

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

9.00

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

sun

9.00

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Rhus typhina

sun

9.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

9.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Pinus cembroides

sun

9.00

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Rhus glabra

sun

9.00

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

sun

9.00

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Acacia greggii

sun

9.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

9.00

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

8.20

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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

8.00

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Olea europa

sun

8.00

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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Pyrus communis

sun

8.00

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Fraxinus texensis

sun

8.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

sun

8.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

8.00

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Sambucus mexicana

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Sophora affinis

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Koelreuteria paniculata

sun

8.00

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Fraxinus velutina

sun

7.20

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

7.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

sun

7.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

7.00

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

7.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Diospyros kaki

sun

7.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

6.20

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Pyrus calleryana

sun

6.20

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Malus x domestica

sun

6.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Albizia julibrissin

sun

6.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

6.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

6.00

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

5.40

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

5.20

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Prunus persica

sun

5.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Ilex opaca

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Malus spp.

sun

4.20

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

3.60

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Ilex aquifolium

sun, partial sun

3.60

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

3.60

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Camellia sasanqua

sun, partial sun

3.40

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.