The Best Plants for Swimming Pool Landscaping

The essential way to a good poolside garden arrangement is to look for plants that can endure any kind of weather. Also, choose plants that are simple to manage and of course look good. The best plants for swimming pool landscaping should be carefully picked before buying and digging happens. Plants that we add around the surroundings of our pools can give an attractive look to our pools.

Here are some of the plants you can use for the surroundings of your pool:

Tropical Plants

Tropical plants are being chosen especially if you want to create a tropical look around your pool.

Examples of tropical plants:
Banana Tree

This is a fast-growing herbaceous perennial or tree with a tropical-looking, long, broad leaves. You can put them in a spot safe from winds so the leaves won’t rip.

Bird of Paradise

This is a good choice for pool landscaping because it is tough enough to endure splashing.

Did you know:

During spring and summer months, the soil of the bird of paradise plants needs to be moist. And during winter and fall, the soil should be dry.


Its a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family. If you want to add color to your pool landscaping this a great choice. It has a variety of colors to choose from.

Did you know

Hibiscus is the recognized flower of Malaysia, South Korea and the Republic of Haiti.

Palm Tree

Known as the essence of poolside trees since they help create that tropical look.

Did you know:

Palm trees appear on the flags and seals of several places where they are native. Including those of Haiti, Guam, Saudi Arabia, Florida, and South Carolina.

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses are low maintenance plants that is why they are also a good choice in putting them near your pool. They are easy to care and blend with other plants.

Example of grasses to plant near pools are:
Zebra Grass ( Chinese Silver Grass )

The leaves of Chinese Maiden Grass are simple thin, green leaves. Whereas the leaves of the “Zebrina” variety have a yellow and green horizontal stripe.

Did you know:

Alexander Graham Bell made use of Bamboo for his first phonograph needle.


Some homeowners select succulents in and around their homes after all these plants have low maintenance. These plants are wonderful for rock gardens and are drought tolerant. They would also be a good addition to planters near your pools. You can blend them with other succulents, for an attractive, low-maintenance display.


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