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Pool Side Plants

About Pool Side Plants

So, can I plant successfully around a pool? Sure can, with limitations…

With poolside plants... it's important to think about the maintenance issues.

  • Do the plants have small leaves which continually drop and clog the filter?
  • Are the plants deciduous, losing all leaves in Autumn?
  • Will the larger plants have destructive roots?

Melaleucas, Ficus and bamboos should not be planted near pools. Palms may damage piping, pool coping and even the shell if insufficient room is provided for trunk and root expansion.

Here are our plant choices for different landscape styles:

  • Native style- Westringea, Backhousia myrtifolia, Breynia, Babingtonia, Lomandras, Syzygium
  • Formal – Acmena Allyn Magic as a dwarf hedge option, Agapanthus, Buxus, Camellia, Carissa Desert Star Cuphea, Euonymus, Gardenia, Loropetalum, Murrayas can be great for screening and hedging, Michellia, Photinia, Star Jasmine Varieties, Syzygium species
  • Succulents – all of them provided always that the drainage is excellent. Provide intercept drains, mound with sandy soils and allow them to dry out regularly.

Read more via our blog on choosing plants for around your pool.

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