Empire Zoysia


Empire Zoysia


Pricing is by Square Metre

Please order the number of square metres you require.

Please Note:

  • Rosemount Turf will contact you after the purchase to confirm the order and to set a date of attainment for your turf.

  • Turf can be either delivered (for a fee) or collected from the farm.

  • Please note, Empire Zoysia does not come with a 10 year product warranty.

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Empire Zoysia (SS_500-PBR) is a new variety of Zoysia Japonica which was discovered in Brazil. It thrives in harsh tropical climates and is incredibly climate adaptable with its hardiness against the cold. Its fine soft tight blade growth and distinctly eye catching dark green colour makes it an incredibly popular choice.

Empire is extremely tolerant to wear and has very little thatching and scalping after mowing. It outcompetes with weeds and is well tolerant of most common lawn herbicides. 


  • Eye catching Dark Green colour

  • Excellent colour retention when compared to couches

  • Great Autumn/Winter colour in Australia


  • Luxurious soft-to-the-touch feel

  • Wide, soft, more open in appearance that most other Zoysias

  • Has a small leaf blade(5-7 mm wide)


  • Classed as a ‘no-mow’ grass in the industry due to the little amount of mowing required

  • Recommended mowing frequency is once per 14 -21 days in summer and once per 4-6 weeks in winter.

  • Mowing height should be 30-50mm high

  • Shows very minor signs of scalping after mowing


  • Requires less fertilizing as it has excellent colour retention.

  • Due to its deeper root system, it is able to draw up nutrients well below what other grass types can reach in the ground, hence requiring less fertilizer.

  • Tolerant to salt environments thrives near coastlines)

  • Only apply organic slow release products (high in nitrogen and iron)

  • Fertilize very lightly often for best results (1.0 kg per 100m2 every 12 weeks)

Shade & Temperature Tolerances

  • Shade Rating = 4 out of 5 (i.e.4/5)

  • Requires a minimum of 4-5 hours of direct sunlight each day

  • Thrives in hot humid coastal conditions and varying cold temperatures

  • In areas of shade Empire must be laid on free draining soils

Drought Tolerance

  • Drought Rating = 4 out of 5 (i.e 4/5)

  • Extremely Drought Tolerant

  • Drought tolerant due to deep massive root system (over 100mm deep)

  • Infrequent watering promotes healthy turf

Wear Tolerance

  • Wear Rating = 4.75 out of 5 (i.e. 4.75/5)

  • Very high to excellent Wear Tolerance

  • Recovers extremely rapidly from damage or stress