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Zoysia species/Zoysiagrass

Zoysia species / Zoysia species
Close-up image of zoysiagrass. Lightly brush top of grass with hand and feel the spiny tips for positive identification
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Close-up image of zoysiagrass. Lightly brush top of grass with hand and feel the spiny tips for positive identification

Typical beige color of a dormant winter lawn

Closely clipped zoysiagrass lawn

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Scientific Name: Zoysia species
Common Name: Zoysiagrass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This is one of the popular warm season turf grasses in the South. A major feature is the very fine texture of this turf grass. It is a relatively high maintenance grass because of the dense thatch that builds up over time and makes mowing somewhat difficult. Growth is slow compared to the other warm season grasses. This turf is established by vegetative parts. The beige natural color of a fine zoysia lawn can be quite attractive in its winter dormancy. As with all of the warm season grasses insect and disease pests can pose a problem and add to the maintenance requirements.