Best Swimming Pool Landscaping Plants
Choosing the right pool landscaping plants means evaluating which plants can tolerate the amount of moisture put out by your pool and which ones will not constantly drop leaves into the water. There are some swimming pool landscaping plants that you can choose. And here are some of them. Heat-tolerant plants such as the cutleaf lilac, or Syringa laciniata, is the answer to this matter. This plant tolerates high temperatures and sunlight, and is resistant to mildew, making it the optimal plant around a swimming pool. It is deciduous and grows up to 8 feet high. Small lilac flowers provide a sweet fragrance, and the dense green leaves add color in the late summer and fall by turning yellow-green in color. Or you can go with drought tolerant pool landscaping plants. Shrubs add dimension to your poolside landscape, but it can be too hot an area for some shrubs. It is a good idea to plant drought-tolerant shrubs around a swimming pool. These kinds of shrubs can withstand long periods without water and intense heat and sunlight.
Another choice of pool landscaping plants is the trees. Palm trees or banana plants add to the tropical environment you can create around your swimming pool. Banana plants appear to be trees but are, in fact, perennial plants that can grow up to 20 feet tall, providing screening and privacy for your pool area. These plants are instant conversation starters around the poolside, with the large sheaths of leaves and flowers that create fruit stems.