When you receive your Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea Root Ball plant, it will need to be planted within a couple of weeks or so and must be well-watered during this time. Do not allow the soil to dry out- this will more than likely damage the roots altogether
Copper Beech is quite a low-maintenance plant, and if you look after it properly, it should only need a prune once/twice a year. You can tidy the plant up in June, but we highly recommend sticking to trimming your Beech in late Summer- i.e., August. This will give the hedge enough time to recover and re-grow before Winter.
You can easily hard prune Copper Beech as it has a relatively fast growth rate and can quickly recover itself.