Pool landscaping matters. If you want to beautify the landscape around your swimming pool, opting for the right type of trees is of great importance. If chosen correctly, they can provide the ideal accent for your outdoor area.

Here are some of the best tree choices for pool areas:

  1. Palm Trees

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Palm trees are an ideal choice since their roots grow straight down and don’t spread. If planted in a cluster or group, they can serve as privacy screens. The following are some great options:

  • Mediterranean fan palm
  • Windmill palm
  • Cane palm
  • Sago palm
  • Queen’s palm
  • Sabal palm
  1. Citrus Trees

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If you want to add color and personality to your swimming pool, citrus trees may be a good choice. You can grow these trees in containers and move them around whenever needed. Some great options are listed below:

  • Grapefruit
  • Kumquat
  • Lime
  • Tangerine
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  1. Banana Trees

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This south Asian tree features soft, thick stems and grows fast. Although it can reach heights of up to 10 feet tall and has large leaves, it can’t withstand winds. However, this tree looks awesome if you keep it neat and clean by pruning.

  1. Japanese Maples

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Japanese maples are native to Korea and Japan. They are known as shrubs or trees. Maples don’t grow taller than 20 feet. People love them for their changing leaves and delicate shape.

  1. False Cypress

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False cypress is available in different varieties. It’s also called Hinoki false cypress. Some Cypress can grow 2 feet tall while others can reach a height of 25 feet. A few varieties feature gold or lime-tipped foliage like “Cripps” and “Nana Lutea”.

Dwarf varieties are also a great choice for poolside rock gardens. These plants add texture and density without occupying too much space.

  1. Floss Silk Tree

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Native to Brazil and South American countries, this tree is a popular choice across the United States, especially California. You can easily identify this tree from its studded thorns and large spikes on its trunk and branches. Make sure you don’t plant it too close to your pool.

This beautiful tree can grow up to 30 feet wide and 60 feet tall. The tree grows beautiful, light-pink flowers in summer and fall, which makes it a great choice for pool landscaping.

  1. Fruitless Olive Trees

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Fruitless olive trees come from the Mediterranean and feature foliage that looks like gray-green willow. These trees grow slowly and can be as tall as 30 feet. Ideally, they grow happily in coastal regions and climates that feature hot, dry summers.

  1. Ironwood

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Ironwood, aka hop hornbeam, is a small tree that grows best in shade. It features sparse foliage and a slim trunk. The leaves of the tree are pale green and feature a texture that looks like tissue paper. Ironwood can be a great choice as a landscaping accent.

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