I recently planted two very healthy, very vibrant Gold Cot apricot trees.
The two saplings were prime specimens, good leaf color, excellent spacing on
each leaf, with limb strong limbs, and a straight stem. The rootballs on
both were also very healthy looking.
I planted them in where they will receive sun from 9am to approx. 2 pm every
day. Watering, at first, was often to allow the plants to take to their new
ground. I also spaced them ten feet from each other.
Things were going well until this morning when I looked closely at one. The
new-growth leaves upon it's left side are curling with the upper 6-inches of
the tree's new growth brittle and bare of any leaves.
I think the disease is verticillium dahliae and was hoping for a way of
assisting the apricot through this trying time.