Empire-Zoysia Turf

Empire Zoysia is easy growing and adaptable. It’ well-suited to Australian conditions, from Darwin to Tasmania, and from Sydney to Perth.

Empire™ performs well in all soil types, including clay and sandy soils. The deep root and underground runner system allows it to endure extreme climates – Empire™ handles heat and humidity as well as sub-zero temperatures. 

Requiring less mowing, fertiliser and weeding than other grass types, Empire™ Zoysia has learnt its title as “the low maintenance lawn”.

Empire™ is an efficient water user and highly drought tolerant. It’s an ideal choice for areas with low rainfall or council water restrictions.

Scientific Name: Zoysia japonica
PBR: SS500



Cut to 2.5cm-6cm.


Mow 7-10 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser.


For faster-growing lawn or to increase wear tolerance, simply fertilise more frequently.


Empire™ Zoysia is highly drought tolerant once established - but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors. Be aware of a drying climate and water your lawn accordingly.

Turf Overview

Wear ToleranceMedium-High
Drought Tolerance9/10
Cold ToleranceMedium
Shade Tolerance – low wear50%
Shade Tolerance – high wear30%
Salt ToleranceMedium
Maintenance LevelsVery Low
Mowing RequiredLow
Seed Head LevelsLow
Leaf TextureFine-Medium
Winter Colour5/10
Soil TypeMost
Where it works bestQLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA


Eye-catching dark green colour

Soft to the touch and underfoot

Fine, tight leaf blade growth

Fine-medium leaf blade (5-7mm), well proportioned to smaller-sized yards

Good to moderate autumn/winter colour

Early spring green up (where dormant in cooler climates)


Grows in clay and sandy soil types

Durable and robust

Rapid injury recovery

Good resistance to insects and diseases

Moderate-good shade tolerance

Climatic Performance

Grows Australia-wide

Thrives in extreme heat and humidity 

Excellent cold-hardiness

Drought tolerant

Environmental Benefits

Low water usage

Reduced fertiliser requirements

Reduced insecticide, herbicide and fungicide requirements