Earth–Kind® Plant Selector Home
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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Camellia japonica

partial sun, shade

3.40

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Tsuga canadensis

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Ilex x attenuata

sun, partial sun

3.40

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Acer palmatum

partial sun, shade

2.60

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Cornus florida

sun

2.60

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Rhododendron spp.

sun, partial sun, shade

2.60

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Cercis canadensis var. canadensis

sun

0.00

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Phoenix dactylifera

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Castanea mollissima

sun

0.00

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Elaeocarpus decipiens

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Baccharis halimifolia

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.