Empire® Zoysiagrass

As low as $69.99
Availability: In stock
SKU
10004727

Gorgeous blue-green lush grass, Empire® Zoysiagrass (Zoysia x ‘SS-500’) is the turfgrass for a wide range of soil and climates! Very heat tolerant and deeply rooted, this tough, broad-bladed grass has fantastic blue-green color all growing season! Staying short and sterile seed heads, you’ll love the low-maintenance nature of your new lawn!

Standing up to foot traffic as well as hot, dry, sandy climates of the Southern US, Empire® is very drought tolerant once established, giving you a green lawn with less worry! Commercial and residential sites will find it’s easier to control weeds with this variety. Plus fewer brown patches in the spring after winter, and longer-lasting green!

Rapidly spreading by stolons/rhizomes and has a deep, thick root structure and staying only a couple of inches at maturity, you’ll enjoy less mowing! Zoysiagrass is great when it comes to tolerating shade! Spray less with the improved disease and pest resistance Empire® has, while enjoying the soft feel and fantastic color these lawn plugs provide.

How Many Plug Trays Should I Order?

NatureHills.com sells grass plugs that are healthy 1 ½ inch square X 2 ¼ inches deep. Empire® Grass is sold by the tray, with 70 plugs in each tray, so coverage will depend on how close you plant them. Recommended spacing is 6 to 12 inches. See the Table Below for shipping times, square footage and spacing recommendations.

  • Striking Blue-Green Warm Season Grass
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Great Disease Resistance
  • Hardy USDA Growing Zones 8 - 11

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Zoysiagrass plugs are Easy to Install. Irrigate the ground thoroughly several days ahead of planting, then maintain soil moisture consistently afterward. Apply a light amount of organic fertilizer. Install by punching 1-inch holes in the ground. We recommend planting the plugs one foot apart. Gently remove the plugs from the tray by pushing them up from the bottom. Do not PULL them out from the top as this may damage the roots.

Short and sweet, the Empire® Zoysiagrass won’t cause you any headaches! Fast, thick and adaptable, hot climates and foot traffic never stood a chance! Order your quality grass plug trays at NatureHills.com today!

Grass Planting Instructions

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Empire® Zoysiagrass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-11
Growing Zones 6-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Zoysia x SS-500'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No