Manila Grass, Manila Temple Grass
Zoysia matrella 'Shadow Turf'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zoysia (ZOY-shuh) (Info)
Species: matrella
Cultivar: Shadow Turf
Additional cultivar information:(PP20266)
Hybridized by Ivey
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hixson, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 12, 2009, dach from Hixson, TN wrote:

zoysia matrella grows very well here in north chattanooga. I have sprigged, plugged, and sodded all with success. I have even planted as late as November and the grass survived. Tough stuff! I highly recommend this grass for anyone who loves fine bladed grass. looks like golf course grass. I do need to note that I may be living in a slightly warmer micro climate. This may be why I have had such great success.