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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Juniperus ashei

sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

9.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Pinus cembroides

sun

8.00

Pinus halepensis

sun

8.00

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Pinus eldarica

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Pinus thunbergiana

sun

7.00

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

7.00

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Pinus elliottii

sun

5.20

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

5.20

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Sequoia sempervirens

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Pinus taeda

sun

4.40

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Pinus strobus

sun

3.40

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

sun

2.60

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Cryptomeria japonica

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.