Selected species: Zoysia
Zoysia grass is a slow growing, dense, stiff turf. It is less drought tolerant but more shade tolerant than green or blue couch. Zoysia forms a medium to coarse-textured turf and is notable for its extremely high wear resistance, though very slow to recover if damaged. Different Zoysia species produces different seed head and inflorescence as seen within the images provided. Seed head are normal and can be removed by mowing. Like green couch, it produces underground rhizomes that can invade adjacent garden beds if not controlled. Vegetatively propagated cultivars maintain good colour during winter, unlike the seeded types which are highly winter dormant and turn brown even where there is no frost.