Hot Weather Tolerance : Excellent
Sun Requirement : 5 hours (Good)
Wear Resistance : Excellent
Injury Recovery : Excellent
Winter Color : Dormant
Mowing Height : 2" - 4"
Palisades™ Zoysia was developed by Dr. Milt Engelke and Texas A&M University. Palisades™ is distinguished from other zoysia grasses by its aggressive regrowth by rhizomes and stolons, medium-coarse texture, and good winter hardiness, tolerance to low mowing, good-excellent shade tolerance, and low water use requirement. The target market for the Southeast will include those turfs presently being planted to St. Augustine grass. Palisades™ has tested resistant to Pythium, moderately resistant to Rhizoctonia blight, moderately resistant to Tropical sod webworm, tawny mole cricket, and zoysia mite. It is tolerant to low mow conditions and initiates spring growth earlier in the spring. Palisades™ will perform well for fairways and roughs of golf courses as well as home lawns and commercial sites. A patented variety, unauthorized propagation is prohibited.
Light Requirements: Palisades Zoysia has moderate to good shade tolerance but grows best in full sun. Palisades Zoysia can tolerate as little as 5 hours of sun per day. Palisades Zoysia grass does not perform well around the root systems of large trees so is not suitable as an underplanting in these areas. It would be best to plant an ornamental groundcover plant under a large tree.
Irrigation: Though drought tolerant, to maintain a healthy appearance during the hottest months of summer, Palisades Zoysia needs about 1 to 1 1/4 inches of water a week. On sandy soils it often requires more frequent watering, for example, 1/2 inch of water every third day. A light green-grey color and narrowing of leaves indicate that it is time to water.