Day Lilies and sedums. Or, if you don’t water the tree anymore, you could also shape the land a bit, and/or add plastic barriers, or drains, swales or gutters, to capture rain water on the pool side of the tree, and channel the water away from the pool. Crape myrtles, like most trees, tend to have cycles of heavy pollen every few years, so this year is probably one of the heavy years, should be much less volume for the next 3-5 years. In tropical or sub-tropical climates, palms are appropriate choices because their roots tend to grow straight down and they have a narrow spreading habit. A 60′ tree may need nearly 60′ in roots, but a 15′ tree, may only need 15′ of root space. Hi Carlos, I like Thujas, but they can get really big! Native to North America, Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) has single, ringed trunk that is smooth, straight and topped with a large canopy of feathery fronds. And they do not have deep root systems that would damage the pool? Pools are a natural magnet for mosquitoes. Or a eastern redbud (planting two myself this week). They will grow in coastal regions and also in areas with hot, dry summers. Roetting / Pollex / LOOK-foto / Getty Images. The worst trees to plant around a pool include (among others): Mulberries, Cottonwoods, Aspens, Willows, Silver Maple, and American Elm trees. Some varieties of citrus trees are particularly suitable for growing in containers or small areas. All are approved for North Texas. Trees that are deciduous (any plant that loses it leaves) or have spines/cones are not recommended. I’m worried if it continues to grow it may damage the pool. San Diego! Thorny flowers, Chinese holly, cacti, pyracantha, and hard yucca are some unforgiving attractions. Olive trees are slow growers, usually reaching heights of 25 to 30 feet. Evergreen Ash (Fraxinus udhei): Also known as Shamel Ash, this large, fast-growing shade tree is easy to grow and maintain with minimal pruning. Shrubs to Consider I live in Tucson AZ. Don't try to grow them in temperate climates, unless you are growing smaller potted varieties that can be moved indoors to protect them from cold. Easily identifiable by large spikes or studded thorns on its greenish trunk and branches, the floss silk is not a tree to plant right next to the pool. What tree would grow in small space that could give me 5-15ft of height and privacy? thanks for your reply. Dwarf varieties are beautiful foundation plants for poolside rock gardens, adding density and texture without taking up lots of space. You will not see any things like crape myrtles here as they drop way too many flowers into the pool. ‘Xanadu’ is a dense (but tender) evergreen, a low-spreading plant that clumps to three feet tall by five feet wide. We could place the bottlebrush slightly at a distance from the pool. If plantings are well-chosen and designed, they will show off the pool to its best advantage. What do you think? The multi-trunk Indian Laurel Fig is great to create privacy around your pool and, bonus, helps as a sound barrier. 60 ft or so, and may have, under ideal conditions, a root spread equal to that amount. Plant Japanese maple in a sheltered locations, as they do not respond well to windy conditions. Privacy: Are you trying to block out neighbor’s prying eyes, noise or a less than perfect view? HMHausman, luc, i would also feel safer with 10+ feet or at least 2 meters. They will grow in coastal regions and also in areas with hot, dry summers. Willows are majestic, unique trees that can really add a very picturesque element to your pond. These trees have good tolerance for drought once well established, but in the first year, give them plenty of water. Pindo Palms – The Pindo palm is also known as the Jelly palm. Some trees have very aggressive roots that can damage pool walls or vinyl liners when planted too close to inground pools. 1. Instead try aborvites, spruce, holly, red twig dogwood or fountain grasses. First, consider those things which may limit your pool tree selection. Here’s a solution: 10 hardy, drought-tolerant trees you can plant that drop less than most trees. Yellow foxtail grass; Giant reed Crepe myrtles grow fast and provide good shade – but aren’t they constantly dropping leaves and flowers? “It also pays to look at the way wind blows around the pool,” he says. Trees with lots of ‘leaf litter’, excessive pollen, berries or budding debris can cause extra work for you and your pool filter. By using The Spruce, you accept our, 20 Best Tall Plants for Container Gardens, 10 Best Ornamental Grasses for Containers, 21 Best Cactus Plants to Grow in Your Garden, 10 Best Deer-Resistant Shrubs for Landscaping, 11 Great Fragrant Trees for Your Landscape, 12 Trees With Brilliant Fall Color Plus Other Advantages. These trees have extensive and invasive root systems that will seek moisture at any cost. Japanese maples are native to Japan and Korea and can be considered large shrubs or small trees. Your best fruit tree options for home landscaping are lemon, orange, tangerine, lime, kumquat, and grapefruit. Any thoughts on doing this would be helpful? aculeata and P. florida. Recommended for tropical or non-tropical landscaping, palm trees can grow up to 50 feet tall. If you place blooming trees too close to the pool, or in the path of the wind, then you are going to wind up with petals all over your patio or floating in your water. Its broad, large leaves (5 to 9 feet) give it a tropical look, but can be easily torn by winds. These trees have good tolerance for drought once well established, but in the first year, give them plenty of water. Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’ are grown to thrive in desert environments. Palo verde trees cannot abide too much moisture, so make sure to plant them in soil that is very well-drained. Here are my favorite plants to use near swimming pools. Tree suggestions for around an in-ground pool in Wisconsin Zone 5? Would these be okay? Calycanthus, aka sweet shrubs, oleander and citrus can add pleasant aromas. But they can be trimmed! Yikes, river birch are extremely messy. Landscaping around a swimming pool can really make your pool pop; but plants and trees need to be chosen carefully. For the fur that grows on the trunk, if your climate is not too cold, you can trim of that hair from around the trunk. Behind the block wall is a rip rap. They’re excellent purifiers and bank stabilizers, and thrive in the moist soils near … They quickly filled the pool up again and it is still dark green. Thanks, OF all the palms to plant in a tiny space like that, the Queen Palm was a good choice. In all cases, cutting back on water will reduce fruit yields, but will likely not kill the tree. Tree roots can also get into your house’s plumbing, septic system, gas lines, or electrical lines. This plant loves arid conditions, so make sure not to overwater it. At the time a pool wasn't in our future. The salix genus encompasses over 400 species of willow trees and shrubs, so you certainly have a wide variety to choose from! We also will have an automatic cover on the pool. They can be used around an in ground pool and with an above ground pool. I love those trees! We've had no problems until this year with the roots appearing under the liner. The trees are noted for their green bark and willow-tree-like branches and leaves, along with beautiful spring blossoms. Olive trees are best looking when planted in deep, rich soil. The pool services said the crape myrtle trees pollen (2 trees) are making the pool green, is this true. They drop twiggy limbs constantly and shed bark and small leaves. May 14, 2020 - Explore Sassy craft Corner 101's board "plants around pool", followed by 291 people on Pinterest. 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