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

sun

10.00

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Juniperus conferta

sun

9.00

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Juniperus procumbens

sun

9.00

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Juniperus horizontalis

sun

9.00

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Platycladus orientalis

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Pinus mugo

sun, partial sun

7.00

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Taxus spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

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.