Centerra Plant Guide Now Available

Published: May 22, 2008

LOVELAND, CO – May 22, 2008 – The award-winning landscape at Centerra connects the 3,000 acre master-planned community through the use of consistent and well-planned design along with distinctive water-wise turf grasses, perennials, and hardy annuals. Now, anyone can plant a piece of the Centerra landscape in their own backyard with the help of the first Landscape of Centerra 2008 Plant Guide.

This four-page plant guide spotlights the perennials, grasses, and annuals growing this spring/summer season at Chapungu Sculpture Park, The Marketplace at Centerra, and The Promenade Shops at Centerra. Featuring full color thumbnails of each plant, the guide allows one to identify the plant by appearance, common name, and botanic name.

“Our hope is that by offering this plant guide, visitors and residents can become more familiar with the variety of plants that live at Centerra,” said Bret Boulter, Director of Centerra Development – McWhinney. “In addition, we hope they recognize that a lot of the plant listings are species that perform well in our arid climate.”

On the ground level, Centerra is home to thousands of square feet of native, highly drought tolerant plantings and turf. Centerra is a prime example of commercial and residential landscapes that incorporate a very high percentage of “Low to Very Low Water Use Plants.”

The Promenade Shops at Centerra and surrounding area have approximately one million square feet of landscaped area. A majority of the thirty perennial species, fifteen ornamental grass species, and handful of turf species require much less water than average on an annual basis.

The Landscape of Centerra 2008 Plant Guide is free and available online at


About Centerra

Centerra, an award-winning 3,000-acre master-planned community located in Loveland, Colorado, is a McWhinney development. Centerra offers Northern Colorado’s first lifestyle center; The Promenade Shops at Centerra, in joint venture with Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers. It also is home to Medical Center of The Rockies, a state-of-the-art 136 bed regional hospital that is on track to being one of the only LEED certified hospitals in the nation;The Marketplace at Centerra, Northern Colorado’s largest contiguous power shopping center. Centerra, which was recognized by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) as the Colorado Chapter’s Development of the Year, embodies the company’s purpose of creating great places for people. For additional information, visit or