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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

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10.00

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Laurus nobilis

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10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

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10.00

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Juniperus ashei

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10.00

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Leucaena retusa

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10.00

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Maclura pomifera

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10.00

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Chilopsis linearis

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10.00

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Cordia boissieri

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10.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Diospyros texana

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10.00

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Ehretia anacua

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10.00

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Eucalyptus spp.

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10.00

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Fouquieria splendens

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10.00

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Opuntia imbricata

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10.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

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10.00

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Sophora affinis

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10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

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10.00

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Yucca spp.

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10.00

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Parkinsonia aculeata

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10.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

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10.00

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

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10.00

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Rhus glabra

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10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

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10.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

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10.00

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Acacia farnesiana

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10.00

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Acacia greggii

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10.00

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

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10.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

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9.00

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Pinus cembroides

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9.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

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9.00

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Prunus mexicana

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9.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

9.00

Juniperus scopulorum

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9.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

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9.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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9.00

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Koelreuteria paniculata

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9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

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9.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Rhus typhina

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9.00

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Sambucus mexicana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

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9.00

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Sapindus drummondii

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9.00

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Cycas revoluta

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Quercus fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

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9.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Myrtus communis

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

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8.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

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8.00

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Trachycarpus fortunei

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8.00

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Viburnum spp.

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8.00

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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Olea europa

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8.00

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Pyrus communis

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8.00

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Morus alba

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8.00

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

8.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Diospyros kaki

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8.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

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8.00

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Fraxinus texensis

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8.00

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Fraxinus velutina

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7.20

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

7.20

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

7.00

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Callistemon citrinus (Callistemon lanceolatus)

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

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7.00

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Pinus thunbergiana

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7.00

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Albizia julibrissin

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7.00

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Chamaerops humilis

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7.00

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Bougainvillea spectabilis

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

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7.00

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Sophora japonica

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Citrus spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Pyrus calleryana

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6.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cotinus obovatus

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6.00

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Malus x domestica

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6.00

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Malus spp.

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6.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

6.00

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.