Product Number: U20-0015
AESTHETICS: Eye Catching Dark Green Color, Luxurious Soft-to-the-touch Feel, Fine Tight Blade Growth, Excellent Fall Color Retention, Early Spring Greenup (if Dormant), Small Leaf Blade (5-7mm)- Well Proportioned to Shrinking Lot Sizes
FUNCTIONALITY: Grows in Sandy Loam, Muck, and Clay Soils, Vigorous Regrowth from Rhizomes, Durable and Robust, Rapid Injury Recovery, Selective Resistance to Insects and Diseases, Moderate Shade Tolerance
CLIMACTIC: Adaptable to Varying Climates of Southern US, Thrives in Extreme Heat and Humidity- Unlike Most Zoysia Grasses, Excellent Cold Hardiness, Drought Tolerant Due to Deep Root System
MAINTENANCE: Cut Between 1-2" Every 7-14 Days With Standard Rotary Mower, Requires Less Fertilizer Than St. Augustine or Bermuda Grass Varieties, Easy Weed Control Due to Growth Habits and Tolerance to Common Herbicides
ENVIRONMENTAL: Low Water User Due to Deep Root System, Reduced Fertilization Requirements, Less Insecticide/ Fungicide Usage.
Empire Zoysia demonstrates superior dark green color, narrow bladed and open growth habit, natural chemical resistance to MSMA, 2-4-D, and Fusilade II, and good drought tolerance. It was discovered in Brazil, and unlike other Zoysia varieties, has proven its ability to thrive in hot, humid conditions. Empire Zoysia has performed well in sandy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its runners and rhizomes, but can be mowed with a standard rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit. It requires less maintenance and mowing than other grasses such as Fescue or Bermuda. This versatile turfgrass thrives in agriculture zones 6B-11 and is being tested in zones 5 and 6 for cold hardiness extremes.
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