Empire® is a revolutionary medium-bladed, dark green Zoysia variety that features excellent wear tolerance, requires less mowing and chemical applications and is chinch bug resistant.
Empire® has more benefits than we can count! This improved Zoysia variety features excellent wear tolerance, making it a great choice for commercial applications or your home lawn. Empire® offers specifiers, landscapers, golf course designers, sports turf managers and homeowners exceptional performance with low maintenance across a wide spectrum of applications. Exhibiting exceptional drought tolerance, Empire® allows the water supply to be shut off in severe periods of drought without danger of permanently harming the lawn. Empire® also has slower vertical growth than other varieties, cutting back on the time you spend cutting it back!
Bred in Brazil, Empire® also shows improved tolerance to heat, making it a desired variety for southern lawns and tropical areas. Empire® is also tolerant to cold temperatures and holds its color into fall. Empire® thrives in sandy and clay soils, and has tough runners, rhizomes, and deep roots that provide excellent sod strength. Not only does Empire® tolerate many weather conditions, but it also shows improved tolerance to brown spot, and is highly tolerant of most herbicides, making it easier for you to control weeds in your yard. Its extra soft, blue green blades are beautiful, and will stay beautiful with minimal care. As hardy as it is attractive, Empire® combines soft-to-the-touch feel with lush green color and fine, tight blade growth.
- Excellent cold tolerance
- Excellent drought tolerance once established
- Tight growth habits
- Excellent wear tolerance
- Moderate to good shade tolerance
- Performs well in a variety of soils