Geo Zoysia - A cross between a Zoysia Japonica and a Zoysia Tenuifolia. It has a fine leaf texture and a dark green color. Geo has good shade tolerance compared to other zoysias and is extremely wear tolerant. With minimal thatch problems, Geo is a very easy grass tomow using a standard rotary mower.
Empire Zoysia - was developed in Brazil. As a result, it thrives in extreme heat and humidity. Empire is an adaptable zoysia—it can adapt to the varying climatic conditions of the southern United States as well as to a wide range of soil types. Its massive root system runs deep and sustains the grass through periods of drought, heavy use, and harsh conditions while providing rapid injury recovery. Empire is used for residential and commercial sites.
Palisades Zoysia - was developed at Texas A&M's Agricultural Experiment Station from a zoysia with Beltsville, MD origins. It is a medium-textured grass that is noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements. It is used on residential, commercial, and golf sites. When compared to St. Augustine, Palisades has a comparable shade tolerance, requires less water and fertilizer, and is a thicker, denser turfgrass. During extremely dry periods, Palisades only requires one to two deep irrigations per month.
Cavalier Zoysia - was developed at Texas A&M's Agricultural Experiment Station from a zoysia with Japanese origins. Cavalier Zoysia is a fine textured, high-density turf that is used on residential and commercial sites, sports fields and golf courses. It is similar in appearance to Tifway Bermuda grass, but has improved winter hardiness and survivability under reduced management. Cavalier has less of a tendency to scalp, which occurs when a mower is set too low and cuts too deeply into the grass, than some other zoysias. When compared to St. Augustine, Cavalier is a thicker, denser turf requiring less fertilizer.
Zeon Zoysia - Zeon is a new variety that is fast becoming one of the most popular zoysias on the market. Zeon is similar to Emerald in appearance, with a fine-bladed leaf texture. It is also shade tolerant, but unlike Emerald, Zeon does not have a prickly feel. It also produces less thatch than most other Zoysia varieties