Nectarine leaf curl & a bare pergola


I was lucky, I grew the nectarine from a seed and it has fruited twice in 16 years.  It has always suffered from leaf curl, despite copper sulphate treatments and last autumn I cut it right back, so much so it now has absolutely no leaves!  So: will it recover and if so, how do I treat it for leaf curl?

Next, I have only the nectarine growing in the garden, the rest is gravel, paving and a pergola sitting on gravel.  The pergola is in need of something growing, to cover its skeletal appearance, but it will need to be potted, need no attention and be evergreen.  It will only have direct sunlight for a couple of hours in the late afternoon.

Help please!



  • XX Posts: 707

    Hi RicR

    not sure if your nectarine will recover but here's a link to RHS site with some good info for prevention of leaf curl on peaches and nectarines:

    As for a plant for your pergola the only thing I can think of given your conditions is Ivy. Hope that's of some help for you image

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