Zoysia grass is a fine to medium-textured warm-season turfgrass that spreads by stolons and rhizomes. Its winter hardiness, its ability to grow under light shade and slow growth rate are some of its desirable features.
Zoysia grass, like the fine-textured Bermuda grasses, should only be utilized for lawns when a top-quality turf is desired. Meyer Zoysia grass (Z-52) is the only cultivar that is commercially available in appreciable quantities in Oklahoma. It is a medium-textured cultivar that produces a medium-dense turf having superior wear tolerance.