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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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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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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Hedera helix

sun, partial sun, shade

9.00

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ligustrum lucidum

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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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Euonymus japonicus

sun, partial sun

8.20

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Photinia x fraseri

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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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial 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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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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Juniperus chinensis

sun

6.40

Juniperus scopulorum

sun

6.40

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

6.40

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

6.40

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

sun, partial sun

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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Sequoia sempervirens

sun, partial sun

4.60

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Acer palmatum

partial sun, shade

2.60

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Platanus x acerifolia

sun

0.00

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Osmanthus spp.

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.