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Zoysia japonica - Steud.

Common Name Korean Lawn Grass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny slopes in mountains and hills all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Zoysia japonica Korean Lawn Grass


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Zoysia japonica is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Z. pungens. non Willd. Z. pungens japonica. Osterdamia japonica.

Plant Habitats

 Lawn; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed  Stem
Edible Uses:

Seed[177]. No more details are given. Stem bases[177]. No more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil. Frequently cultivated in warm temperate zones as a lawn grass[58, 200]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c and succeed outdoors in many parts of Britain[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in a greenhouse. Germination should take place within 2 weeks, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Steud.

Botanical References

58200266

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Readers comment

   Sat May 10 09:23:52 2003

water requirment per quear meter should be incouded

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