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. Like green couch, it produces underground rhizomes that will 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.