I'm interested in replacing my lawn with Zoysia (Empire or Empress). But I've heard it's intolerant of low temperature.

Using the USDA Hardiness scale, what is the minimum it would tolerate?


After doing some research, I was able to find the answer here and confirm it here. To summarise :

  • Zoysia is a warm season grass
  • Recommended minimum USDA Zone 6
  • The best range is 7 - 9
  • Zoysia will thrive up to Zone 11

I hope this can save someone else some time.

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