Small Evergreen Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington Beach, CA
Question by bowmanlisa
December 11, 2000
I have a 2' x 30' planter that my swimming pool backs up to. I'm looking for slow growing, low maintenance, colorful evergreen trees that won't get too big and roots that won't damage my pool.


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Answer from NGA
December 11, 2000

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Along with concern about invasive roots, trees and shrubs planted near pools should be as litter-free as possible, to keep from making a mess in and around the pool. Some suggestions include Acacia stenophylla (shoestring acacia), Ensete (banana), tree ferns, palms and Schefflera.

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