I have been obsessing over what pest resistant tree or series of trees/shrubs to plant in order to shade what I have come to understand to be a poorly positioned corner sun room with large windows facing SE and SW. The room bakes unless it is under 60 degrees outside, so I have to keep the hurricane shutters drawn. I've attached a picture. The roof is flat, reflective, and now well insulated; so I'm focusing on the windows now. I plan to install solar film on the inside of the windows to reflect away the sun.
- Full sun
- a rain gutter that spills right into the corner (which I can redirect if needed).
- There is an un-screened pool 30 feet away, so I want to limit foliage that could easily sail into the water like a Poinciana Tree would.
- The tree needs to be far enough away to not turn up pavers coming off the the SW side of the house.
I'd really appreciate any advice.