Shade plants for west side of house
I need to find some fast growing plants that I can plant on the west side of the house near the windows and walls. That side heats up so bad the a/c can't keep up. I have a sunroom with large windows facing all sides but the west side heats up the most. So what I need are plants that will grow to 6-8 ft tall, but be safe to plant close the house, like a few feet away. Oleanders? Ideally it would be something edible or drought tolerant or otherwise useful to me. What do you think?