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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

10.00

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex x attenuata

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 cornuta

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Phyllostachys aurea

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Philadelphus coronarius

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Feijoa sellowiana (Acca sellowiana)

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Phyllostachys nigra

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

sun

10.00

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Elaeagnus pungens

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Cycas revoluta

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Spiraea x vanhouttei

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Lonicera fragrantissima

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Rhus typhina

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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Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa (Ipomoea fistulosa)

sun

10.00

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Sambucus canadensis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Bougainvillea spectabilis

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

9.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

9.00

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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

9.00

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Pyracantha koidzumii

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Pyracantha coccinea

sun, partial sun

9.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Olea europa

sun

8.20

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Leucophyllum frutescens

sun

8.20

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Yucca spp.

sun

8.20

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Diospyros texana

sun

8.20

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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Myrtus communis

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Elaeocarpus decipiens

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Callistemon citrinus (Callistemon lanceolatus)

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Forsythia x intermedia

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Cordia boissieri

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Chilopsis linearis

sun

7.20

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Acacia greggii

sun

7.20

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Ficus carica

sun

7.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

7.00

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Mahonia aquifolium

partial sun, shade

7.00

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Cotoneaster spp.

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

6.40

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Eysenhardtia texana

sun, partial sun

6.40

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

6.40

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

6.40

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

6.40

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

6.40

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Juniperus ashei

sun

6.40

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

6.40

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Vauquelinia angustifolia

sun

6.40

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

6.40

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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

6.40

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

6.40

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Camellia sasanqua

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Euonymus alatus

sun, partial sun

6.20

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Hydrangea quercifolia

partial sun, shade

6.20

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Citrus spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Fortunella margarita

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Abutilon spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

6.00

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Rosa spp.

sun, partial sun

5.40

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

5.20

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Camellia japonica

partial sun, shade

5.20

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Prunus persica

sun

5.20

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.