Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:24
Check out prunus cistena crimson dwarf. This is a small shrub offen sold as a half standard.
I have a couple in my garden and currently they are fabulous.......red foliage and small pinky white flowers create aN eye catching picture. I love this plant. It retains its red foliage throughout the growing season and is nest and compact. it does not drop loads of leaves and should look great nest a pool.
Lots of plants go well with it......geranium rocarpet provides a blue summer carpet in front of it. Caryopteris, aster frikartii monch, blue veronicas, etc also provide that blue association. Silver plants like artemisia Powys castle, santolinas, helichrysum (curry plant) and fuschia genii too, with its yellow foliage and red summer flowers, looks good with it too.