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Products — El Toro Zoysia®

Common Name:
Zoysia
Species:
Zoysia Japonica
Varieties:
El Toro
Plant Patent 5845

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Propagation:
Vegetative (Stolon), Sod, Plugs.

Brief Description:
El Toro Zoysia is a dense medium-textured, highly durable turf which spreads by runners and grows more slowly than the hybrid Bermudas.  El Toro adapts well to high heat and tolerates moderate shade.  Its color is a lighter green when compared to most other species of turfgrass;  it has a longer dormant period than Tifgreen and produces a medium thatch.

Recommended Use:
Use where a combination of shade tolerance and wear resistance is needed, also when high heat tolerance and low water use requirements are design priorities.

Mowing Height:
1" - 2", mowed weekly.

Winter Color:
Dormant.

Thatch:
Moderate thatch build-up in full sun, minimal in shade; requires de-thatching every 2—3 years, depending on amount of sun.