Every pool needs beautiful plants to surround and compliment it and offset concrete/tiling and water.
Think about whether you need screening around the pool from neighbours and also what sort of feel do you want when you are sitting around the pool. Do you want a more formal look with hedges or do you want to feel like you are on holidays in the tropics with swaying palm trees!
Our top tips when choosing plants for your pool area:
DO NOT choose plants that are deciduous or are likely to drop alot of leaves. Pools tend to be situated in exposed areas and high winds will surely bring more leaves to your pool!
DO NOT choose plants with invasive root systems as this can cause damage to the pool shell.
DO choose plants that require little to no maintenance.
DO choose plants that can provide a wind break.
DO choose plants that can provide some shade to at least a quarter of the pool providing shelter from those hot summer sun.
Think about the all over feel you want to bring to your pool - tropical, formal or Australian natives?
Top choices for Hedging & Screening Around your Pool:
The plants listed below are less likely to drop berries and leaves into and around your pool AND will keep their form and shape requiring little to no maintenance.
1. Pencil Pine Conifers ➜ Shop NOW
2. Juniperus 'Spartan' (Conifer) ➜ Shop NOW
3. Syzygium australe 'Straight n Narrow' (Lilly Pilly) ➜ Shop NOW
4. Magnolia 'Little Gem' or 'Teddy Bear' - although could drop some flowers occasionally if planted very close by. ➜ Shop NOW
5. Viburnum odoratissimum 'Emerald Lustre' ➜ Shop NOW
6. Foxtail Palms
7. Strelitzia Nicholai - Giant Bird of Paradise
Non-screening recommendations for Around your Pool:
1. Asplenium nidus (birds nest fern) - Plant these in a shady area of the pool area and they will thrive and create that lush tropical feel
2. Agave - These are very hardy, will multiply and create that perfect landscaped beachy feel
3. Cordyline fruticosa 'rubra', Cordyline negra, Cordyline fruticosa 'kiwi' - These provide vibrant and contrasting colour in shades of red, pinks and greens
4. Streletzia juncea (leafless bird of paradise), Streletzia reginae (Bird of paradise), Streletzia nicholai (Giant White Bird of Paradise) - Plant these as feature plants or mass planting and bring the exotics to your pool
6. Any types of grasses as they are low maintenance and basically take care of themselves.
7. Cactuses and Succulents
If you would like more information or advice on planting around your pool please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org