Plant Profiles

Plants that are friendly to Central Valley landscapes

Sensational 70

The Sensational 70 is list of seventy plants that are friendly to Central Valley landscapes. Many of these plants can be viewed as mature plantings in the Clovis Botanical Garden.

Click here to download a list of our Sensational 70.

This list includes:

  • shrubs
  • perennials
  • ornamental grasses
  • trees
  • vines
  • succulents
  • groundcovers
  • turf grasses

Chilopsis linearis ‘Burgundy’ Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis ‘Burgundy’ Desert Willow

One of the Sensational 70, this is a deciduous shrub or tree is native to the desert from California to Texas where it grows in washes and streambeds.

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Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’ Crape Myrtle

One of the Sensational 70, this is a deciduous shrub or tree that is attractive year round for fall color, peeling bark and profuse bloom that lasts all summer.

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Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

One of the Sensational 70, this is a shrubby, perennial variety of Salvia that reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.

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