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Zoysia tenuifolia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Zoysia tenuifolia Temple Grass, No Mow Grass, Petting Grass,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Groundcovers, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Turf Dense, Mat Forming, Prostrate, Spreading

Very slow growing creeping perennial grass. Forms undulating mounds of fine,dark green foliage. Suited to tropical conditions on slopes and as a lawn alternative, both heat and humidity tolerant. Poor tolerance of cold conditions. Great for oriental style gardens, between pavers and pots. Needs a warm position in free draining soil. Can be mowed once or twice a use. Not for foot traffic areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Embankment, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: If mowed regularly, can be maintained as typical style home lawn. Equally as impressive left to grow taller, becomes quite architectural.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High