Zoysia japonica x Z. tenuifolia

Scientific name

Zoysia japonica x Z. tenuifolia

Common name

Zoysia - Hybrid

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code)

BA-305 (protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights and United States Plant Patent); BA-305 was formerly registered as PristineFlora® (registered trademark of Environmental Turf, Inc.) in the USA. BA-305 is now trade marked as TOCCOA GREEN™ in the USA by Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.


BA-305 Zoysia is a fine-textured turfgrass variety suitable for use in home lawns, golf courses and recreational areas. BA-305 handles wear and shady conditions and has a deep green colour. The variety is best cut short to provide a high end product. Likely to be commercially available in Australia in 2018.

Other comments

BA-305 was intended for use primarily on golf courses, where the zoysiagrass could be used within tees and surrounding collars. A benefit of zoysiagrass is that it is less common to see attacks by army worm and sod web worm. The high fibre and lignin present within the leaf blades, which also assist for wear tolerance, make it tough for such attacks. To put it simply, the foliage is "too" tough and unfavorable for chewing mouthparts of such pests.

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Available in Sod/turf
Use Residential and Parks and Golf or bowls
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Tropical
Preferred mowing height 10mm - 30mm
Shade tolerance Moderate
Wear tolerance Good
Cold tolerance Poor
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Moderate
Water requirement Low
Fertiliser requirement Low
Mowing frequency Moderate
Thatch production Moderate
Facebook N/A
References Read more  
  • For further information on the current PBR status read more at and search 'BA-305’ in the variety field.
  • Roche, M. (2016). Zoysia japonica x Zoysia tenuifolia, Zoysia Grass 'BA-305', Plant Varieties Journal 29 (1):96, 304-308.
  • PristineFlora® Zoysia is a registered trade mark of Environmental Turf, Inc. which was registered in the USA on 22 Apr 2008 (Registration no. 3460323).
  • Scully, B.T. (2008). Zoysiagrass plant names 'BA-305', United States Plant Patent 18,415.

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