Has anyone had success in planing beech whips for hedging in the northeast (zone 5-ish)?
It seems our British collegues love beech hedges, and I do too, but I rarely see them in the US, and it is very hard to find plants. I have recently come upon some sources for both european and american beech, but the growers become speechless when I start discussing them as hedges. I can't buy them if they are too large.
If not beech, other deciduous ideas (other than privet)?