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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Malpighia glabra

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Punica granatum var. nana

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Chaenomeles japonica

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Chaenomeles speciosa

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ilex cornuta

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Philodendron selloum

partial sun, shade

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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Opuntia imbricata

sun

10.00

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Myrica pussilla

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Elaeagnus pungens

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Nandina domestica

sun, partial sun, shade

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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Tecoma stans var. angustata

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Callicarpa americana

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Rhus aromatica

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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Jasminum mesnyi

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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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

9.00

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Lantana spp.

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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Magnolia stellata

sun, partial 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

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

sun

9.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Euonymus japonicus

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Berberis thunbergii

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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Leucophyllum candidum

sun

8.20

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Yucca spp.

sun

8.20

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Myrtus communis

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Raphiolepis spp.

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Rosmarinus officinalis

sun

8.00

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Mahonia bealei

shade

8.00

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Buxus spp.

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Galphimia glauca (Thryrallis glauca)

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Abelia x grandiflora

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Agave americana

sun

8.00

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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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Berberis trifoliolata

sun, partial sun

7.20

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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

sun

7.00

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Justicia brandegeana

sun, partial sun, shade

7.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

7.00

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Weigela florida

sun, partial 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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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

6.40

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Fallugia paradoxa

sun, partial sun

6.40

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Vauquelinia angustifolia

sun

6.40

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Larrea tridentata

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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Hydrangea macrophylla

partial sun

6.20

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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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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Gardenia augusta

partial sun, shade

5.20

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Camellia japonica

partial sun, shade

5.20

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Salix discolor

sun, partial sun

4.60

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

4.40

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Acalypha wilkesiana

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Cotinus coggygria

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

sun, partial sun, shade

0.00

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Ligustrum sinense

sun, partial sun, shade

0.00

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Ligustrum quihoui

sun, partial sun, shade

0.00

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Duranta erecta (Duranta repens)

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Aesculus parviflora

sun, partial sun, shade

0.00

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Ixora coccinea

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Euphorbia pulcherrima

sun, partial sun

0.00

Hedychium coronarium

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.