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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Acer palmatumJapanese MapleTree8.0 6-8 SLMHSNM20 
Achyranthes japonicaJapanese Chaff FlowerPerennial1.0 -  LMSNM03 
Aconitum carmichaeliiJapanese Aconite, Carmichael's monkshoodPerennial1.5 3-7  LMHSNM02 
Aesculus turbinataJapanese Horse ChestnutTree20.0 5-7 MLMHSNM20 
Aleurites cordataJapan Wood-Oil TreeTree7.0 9-11  LMSNM00 
Allium wallichiiJimburBulb0.6 7-10  LMNM32 
Alnus japonicaJapanese AlderTree22.0 4-8 FMHSNDMWe01 
Amelanchier canadensisJuneberry, Canadian serviceberry, Serviceberry Downy, Shadblow, Shadbush, ServiceberryShrub6.0 4-7 MLMHSNM414
Amelanchier intermediaJune berry,Shrub6.0 4-8  LMHSNM300
Amelasorbus jackiiJack's amelasorbusShrub2.0 3-7  LMHSNM20 
Aralia elataJapanese Angelica Tree, Angelica TreeTree6.0 4-9 MLMHSNM322
Archidendron jiringaJengkol, JiringaTree20.0 10-12 MLMHSNM422
Arisaema triphyllumJack In The Pulpit, Dragonroot, Indian TurnipPerennial0.6 4-9 SLMFSNM32 
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruitTree15.0 10-12 FLMHSNM523
Atractylodes japonicaJapanese AtractylodesPerennial0.8 -  LMHSNM23 
Berberis thunbergiiJapanese BarberryShrub2.0 4-8 MLMHSNDM222
Brassica oleracea palmifoliaJersey KaleBiennial3.0 -  LMHSNM30 
Bromus japonicusJapanese Chess, Field bromeAnnual/Biennial0.8 7-10  LMHSNDM10 
Butia capitataJelly Palm, South american jelly palmTree6.0 9-11 SLMHSNM20 
Buxus harlandiiJapanese BoxShrub1.0 6-9 SLMHSNM00 
Calystegia hederaceaJapanese false bindweedPerennial Climber5.0 4-8  LMHNM21 
Calystegia pubescensJapanese BindweedPerennial Climber3.0 4-8  LMHNM11 
Canarium vulgareJava Almond, Kenari NutTree45.0 10-12 FLMHNM413
Carex hachijoensisJapanese sedgePerennial0.3 5-9 MLMHFSM003
Carex kobomugiJapanese sedgePerennial0.2 6-8  LMHSNMWe102
Carya aquaticaWater HickoryTree20.0 5-9 SLMHNM10 
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine PalmTree12.0 9-12 MLMHFSNM424
Castanea crenataJapanese ChestnutTree9.0 4-8  LMHSNDM30 
Castanopsis cuspidataJapanese ChinquapinTree25.0 6-9  MHSM20 
Cephalotaxus harringtoniaJapanese Plum YewShrub5.0 6-9 SLMHFSM503
Cephalotaxus harringtonia drupaceaJapanese Plum YewShrub5.0 6-9 SLMHFSM503
Cephalotaxus harringtonia nanaJapanese Plum YewShrub2.0 6-9 SLMHFSM503
Cercis siliquastrumJudas Tree, RedbudTree12.0 6-9 MLMHSNDM404
Chaenomeles speciosaJapanese Quince, Flowering quinceShrub3.0 4-8 MLMHFSNM323
Chamaecyparis obtusaJapanese cypressTree40.0 4-8 MLMHNM003
Chenopodium botrysJerusalem Oak, Jerusalem oak goosefootAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHNM22 
Clerodendrum japonicumJapanese glorybowerShrub2.5 9-11  LMHNM11 
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's TearsPerennial1.0 8-11  LMHNM33 
Corchorus capsularisJuteAnnual/Perennial3.5 9-11 FLMHNM32 
Corchorus olitoriusJew's Mallow, Nalta juteAnnual/Perennial3.5 9-11 FLMHNM424
Cornus kousaJapanese Dogwood, Kousa dogwood, Chinese Dogwood,Tree10.0 5-8 SLMHSNM502
Cornus kousa chinensisJapanese DogwoodTree10.0 5-8  LMHSNM502
Corylus sieboldianaJapanese Hazel, Manchurian hazelShrub5.0 5-9  LMHSNM301
Crescentia alataJicaro. Mexican calabashTree8.0 9-12 MLMHNDM223
Cryptomeria japonicaJapanese Cedar, SugiTree20.0 5-8 FLMHNM01 
Cuscuta japonicaJapanese DodderAnnual Climber1.0 5-9  LMHSNM120
Cycas revolutaJapanese Sago Palm, Sago palm, King Sago PalmTree3.5 8-11 SLMSNDM22 
Cyperus articulatusJointed flatsedge, Priprioca, PiripiriPerennial1.8 10-12 FLMHNMWeWa142
Disporum sessileJapanese Fairy BellsPerennial0.6 4-8 FLMHSM10 
Echinochloa colonaJungle RiceAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHNM200
Echinochloa frumentaceaJapanese Millet, Billion-dollar grassAnnual1.8 0-0  LMHNM31 
Elsholtzia fruticosaJi Gu ChaiShrub1.5 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Euonymus japonicusJapanese Spindle Tree, Box-leaf Euonymus, Evergreen Euonymus, Japanese EuonymusShrub4.5 6-9 MLMHSNDM11 
Eupatorium maculatumJoe Pye Weed, Spotted joe pye weedPerennial1.5 3-7 MLMHSNM02 
Euterpe edulisJucara Palm, Assai PalmTree30.0 9-12 MLMHSNM522
Fagus crenataJapanese BeechTree35.0 4-8 SLMFSNDM20 
Fagus japonicaJapanese BeechTree22.0 4-8 SLMFSNDM20 
Gnaphalium luteoalbumJersey CudweedAnnual/Biennial0.2 -  LMSNDM11 
Gnetum buchholzianumJointfirClimber10.0 10-12 FLMHFSNM422
Gnetum gnemonJointfir, Melinjo, MeninjauTree15.0 10-12 SMHFSNM313
Helianthus tuberosusJerusalem ArtichokePerennial2.4 4-8 FLMHNDM413
Hovenia dulcisJapanese Raisin TreeTree10.0 5-9  LMNM323
Humulus japonicusJapanese HopPerennial Climber6.0 4-8 FLMHSNM210
Hydrophyllum canadenseJohn's Cabbage, Bluntleaf waterleafPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSM30 
Ilex crenataJapanese Holly, Box Leaved HollyShrub5.0 6-8 SLMHSNM10 
Impatiens capensisJewelweedAnnual1.2 - FLMHSNM32 
Impatiens glanduliferaJewelweed, Ornamental jewelweedAnnual1.5 5-9 FLMHSNM310
Ipomoea jalapaJalapClimber3.0 -  LMHSNM03 
Ipomoea nilJapanese Morning Glory, Whiteedge morning-gloryAnnual5.0 8-11 FLMHNM02 
Iris ensataJapanese Water IrisPerennial0.6 5-8 MLMNMWe11 
Jasminum grandiflorumJasminClimber2.5 10-12 SLMHSNM334
Jasminum humileYellow JasmineShrub3.0 7-10  LMHSNDM11 
Jasminum nudiflorumWinter-Flowering Jasmin, Winter jasmineShrub3.6 6-11 MLMHFSNM01 
Jasminum officinaleJessamine, Poet's jasmineClimber10.0 6-9 FLMHSNM22 
Jeffersonia diphyllaTwinleaf, Rheumatism RootPerennial0.2 5-8 SLMFSM02 
Jubaea chilensisChilean Wine Palm, Chile cocopalmTree12.0 7-10 SLMHNM30 
Juglans ailanthifoliaJapanese WalnutTree20.0 4-8  LMHNM315
Juglans majorArizona WalnutTree15.0 8-11 FLMHNM20 
Juglans microcarpaTexas Walnut, Little walnut, Stewart's little walnutTree10.0 5-9  LMHNM20 
Juglans neotropicaAndean WalnutTree25.0 10-12 SLMHNM324
Juglans olanchanaOlancho walnut, Central American walnutTree45.0 10-12 MLMHSNMWe203
Juglans regia fallaxWalnutTree30.0 4-8  LMHNM30 
Juglans regia kamaoniaWalnutTree30.0 4-8  LMHNM33 
Juglans sinensis Tree20.0 -  LMHNM31 
Juglans x bisbyiBuartnutTree20.0 4-8  LMHNM302
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rushPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNMWeWa120
Juncus inflexusHard Rush, European meadow rushPerennial0.0 4-8  MHSNMWeWa00 
Juniperus chinensisChinese Juniper, Sargent juniperTree15.0 4-10 SLMHNDM02 
Juniperus communisJuniper, Common juniperShrub9.0 4-10 SLMHSNDM334
Juniperus communis nanaJuniperShrub0.5 4-10 SLMHSNDM334
Juniperus confertaShore JuniperShrub0.2 6-10 SLMHSNDM203
Juniperus deppeanaAlligator JuniperTree18.0 7-9 SLMHNDM300
Juniperus excelsaGrecian JuniperTree20.0 5-9  LMHNDM213
Juniperus occidentalisWestern JuniperTree18.0 4-8 SLMHNDM323
Juniperus osteospermaDesert Juniper, Utah juniperTree12.0 4-8 SLMHNDM223
Juniperus recurvaHimalayan JuniperTree12.0 6-9 SLMHNM11 
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Red CedarTree10.0 3-7 SLMHNDM324
Juniperus squamataFlaky JuniperShrub4.0 4-7 SLMHNDM01 
Juniperus tetragona Tree0.0 7-10  LMHNDM20 
Kalimeris pinnatifidaJapanese AsterPerennial1.5 5-8 MLMHSNM10 
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water. Rating: 1 = Minor 5 = Great.

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