Zoysia

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Zoysia

Zoysia spp.
Manila Grass, Zoysia Grass
1

3 inches
0.0

0.0
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade, depending on variety. Zoysia is considered more drought- and shade-tolerant than other warm season grasses, and it makes a very dense, hardy turf that spreads by rhizomes and stolons. It grows and establishes slowly.

“El Toro,” “Jamur,” and “Palisades” are tough, with wide leaf blades resembling St. Augustine. Fine-textured zoysias like “Emerald” are plush underfoot, but shallow-rooted and more delicate.

Maintenance

Given its thick growth habit, zoysia is sometimes mowed shorter than other grass varieties to prevent the accumulation of thatch. Coarser textures (like El Toro, Jamur, and Palisades) perform better with higher (2-inch) mow heights; “Emerald” can be mowed as low as 1″. Zoysia has low fertilization requirements; best is an annual application of 1/2-inch of compost.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses, Groundcover
Size:
1-3" H, 0.0-0.0 W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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