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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Chilopsis linearis

sun

10.00

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Tecoma stans var. stans

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Rhus glabra

sun

10.00

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Rhus lanceolata

sun

10.00

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X Cupressocyparis leylandii

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Cycas revoluta

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Ehretia anacua

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Parkinsonia aculeata

sun

10.00

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Fouquieria splendens

sun

10.00

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Vitex agnus-castus

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Cordia boissieri

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prosopis glandulosa

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Prunus mexicana

sun

9.00

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Chamaerops humilis

sun

9.00

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Opuntia engelmannii

sun

9.00

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima

sun

9.00

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Acacia farnesiana

sun

9.00

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Sophora secundiflora

sun, partial sun

9.00

Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Ungnadia speciosa

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Yucca spp.

sun

9.00

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Acacia greggii

sun

9.00

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Eriobotrya japonica

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Diospyros texana

sun

8.00

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Pistacia mexicana (Pistacia texana)

sun

8.00

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Koelreuteria bipinnata

sun

8.00

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Caesalpinia gilliesii

sun

8.00

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Leucaena retusa

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Callistemon citrinus (Callistemon lanceolatus)

sun, partial sun

8.00

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Sapindus drummondii

sun

8.00

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Musa x paradisiaca

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Morus alba

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Fraxinus texensis

sun

7.00

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Eucalyptus spp.

sun

7.00

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Laurus nobilis

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Quercus laceyi (Quercus glaucoides)

sun

7.00

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Olea europa

sun

6.00

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Nerium oleander

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Magnolia x soulangiana

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Pittosporum tobira

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Quercus fusiformis (Quercus virginiana var. fusiformis)

sun

6.00

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Trachycarpus fortunei

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Citrus spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Hibiscus syriacus

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis

sun

6.00

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Cotinus obovatus

sun

6.00

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Bougainvillea spectabilis

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Firmiana simplex

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Acalypha hispida

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Fraxinus velutina

sun

6.00

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Arbutus xalapensis

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Diospyros kaki

sun

6.00

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Butia capitata (Cocos australis)

sun

6.00

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Fortunella margarita

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

5.20

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Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata)

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Myrica cerifera

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Sambucus mexicana

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Viburnum spp.

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Photinia x fraseri

sun, partial sun

4.40

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Magnolia virginiana

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Loropetalum chinense

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Aesculus pavia

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Albizia julibrissin

sun

4.20

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Ilex vomitoria

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Lagerstroemia indica

sun

4.20

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Lagerstroemia fauriei

sun

4.20

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Baccharis halimifolia

sun

4.20

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Ilex decidua

sun, partial sun, shade

4.20

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

4.20

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Sophora affinis

sun, partial sun, shade

3.40

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Hamamelis spp.

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Ilex

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Maclura pomifera

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Opuntia imbricata

sun

3.40

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Cupressus sempervirens

sun

3.40

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Crataegus spp.

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Crataegus marshallii

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Juniperus ashei

sun

3.40

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Elaeocarpus decipiens

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Ligustrum lucidum

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Ligustrum japonicum

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

3.40

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Myrtus communis

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Cornus drummondii

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Prunus persica

sun

3.40

Prunus cerasifera

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Prunus caroliniana

sun, partial sun, shade

3.40

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Cornus florida

sun

3.40

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Osmanthus spp.

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Camellia sasanqua

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

2.80

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Pyrus communis

sun

2.60

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Pyrus calleryana

sun

2.60

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Abutilon spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

2.60

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Castanea mollissima

sun

2.60

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Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

sun

2.60

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

2.60

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.