Zoysiagrass is 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.
Zoysiagrass, like the fine-textured bermudagrasses, should only be utilized for lawns when a top-quality turf is desired. Meyer zoysiagrass (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.