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Korean Velvet Grass

Also known as No Mow Grass

(Zoysia Tenuifolia)

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Swans Surrounded By Zoysia Tenuifolia

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Petting Grass

5 x 100mm Pots


$55.00 inc. GST

No Mow Grass

5 x 125mm Pots


$58.00 inc. GST

No Mow Grass

10 x 100mm Pots


$90.00 inc. GST

Ground cover

10 x 125mm Pots


$99.00 inc. GST

Bump Grass

20 x 100mm Pots


$179.00 inc. GST

Korean No Mow Grass

20 x 125mm Pots


$197.50 inc. GST

Ornamental Grasses

50 x 100mm Pots


$433.00 inc. GST

Korean No Mow Grass

50 x 125mm Pots


$489.00 inc. GST

Snake Grass

100 x 100mm Pots


$860.00 inc. GST

Zoysia Grass

100 x 125mm Pots


$977.00 inc. GST


What is Zoysia Tenuifolia?

Zoysia Tenuifolia is known by many Common Names including;

  • Korean Velvet Grass
  • No Mow Grass
  • Mascarene Grass
  • Temple Grass
  • Minmow Grass
  • Petting Grass

Zoysia Tenuifolia is mainly utilised as a ground cover in Oriental Gardens, among rocks and ponds, and makes a spectacular architectural specimen as it can also grow over rocks and other structures in the garden. It is also used to great effect when planted between pavers.

Anyone who has visited the Hunter Valley Gardens will tell you that it looks absolutely magnificent in the oriental setting.

The Oriental Garden draws its influence from primarily Japanese and Korean gardens and is a place of harmony, balance and serenity.

With the one of the largest lawns of Zoysia tenuifolia (Korean Velvet Grass) in Australia, some of the other flowers and plants include; Cloud Trees which are a native Lilly Pilly species, Syzygium australe “Tiny Trev” and “Bush Christmas”, Salvia, Liriope along with various topiaries which are created using Buxus japonica or Japanese Box. The stunning Japanese Iris or Iris ensata grows along the water’s edge producing stunning purple/blue flowers. Make sure you don’t miss the superb late Winter and Spring display of Azaleas, Camellias and Magnolias.

This garden is precisely trimmed and manicured with natural curves making it flow among its surroundings.

One of its main features is a two-story traditional Japanese pagoda surrounded by natural Australian granite. The pond is home to many colourful and beautiful Koi.

One of the best places to view the Oriental Garden is from the top of the Italian Grotto, one of the most stunning vantage points in Hunter Valley Gardens.

Petting Grass
Hunter Valley Gardens

Korean Grass Planted At The Hunter Valley Gardens

Zoysia Tenuifolia is also a great lawn and sloping bank grass species, but is much more appealing when used as an ornamental grass ground cover, as it possesses an unusual clumping or mounding appearance.

It makes an excellent ground cover for Japanese Themed Gardens where you want to simulate a moss style landscape or where trees make establishing a conventional lawn difficult.

Korean Grass Waterfall

Korean Grass Planted In A Japanese Garden Landscape

Image By David Henry - Flickr

Zoysia Tenuifolia is mainly used as a ground cover because of its tendency to grow in an undulating way, creating ripples and small hills right up to the trunks of trees in deep shade. Newly established Zoysias will adjust to shading as the surrounding Shrubs and trees mature.

Zoysia grasses are fairly drought-tolerant and can remain green for weeks without water, even on a sand-based soil. They cope so well with drought because they in-roll their leaves to conserve moisture and develop a very deep root system.

As can be seen in the Graph below, Korean Velvet Grass really does have the competition covered.

Tolerance Levels

Zoysia Tenuifolia does not tolerate more than an occasional water-logging, so make sure that your soil has good internal draining.They will not tolerate both shade and water-logging.

Your Zoysia will tolerate a wide range of soil types from Acid to Neutral pH.

Because Zoysia forms such a very dense lawn, it has a greater resistance to invasion by weeds than other lawn grasses, such as couch, buffalo or Kikuyu.

Zoysia tenuifolia has a very fine texture and is dark green in colour.

The slow growth rate of Zoysia tenuifolia reduces the need for mowing and its nitrogen requirement is lower than that of most grasses. Spreading is by rhizomes (underground runners).

The slow growth rate of Zoysia does mean that damaged areas take more time to repair, but because Zoysia leaves have such high silica levels, it makes Zoysia extremely wear-tolerant, compared with other warm-season turf grasses.

Also, because it is a slow growing variety of grass, commercial growing of Zoysia is a more expensive exercise, but in my opinion, this is outweighed by the greatly reduced frequency of mowing.

Zoysias can tolerate much lower soil fertility than other grasses, such as couch, buffalo and Kikuyu, but will respond to a nitrogen fertiliser by faster growth and a deeper green colour.

We recommend Dinofert (Dynamic Lifter) Granules and or a slow-release fertilisers to deliver the nitrogen required by Zoysias.

Really Low Temperatures and Water-logging are about the only things that has the slightest impact on Zoysia tenuifolia. But, as can be seen in the photograph below, it will survive even under the harshest of Winter conditions.

Zoysia Under Snow


Zoysia Experiment

Click here: Zoysia Experiment to view a Zoysia Tenuifolia, which was carried out over a period of twelve months. This is the translation of that experiment. Thank you to Bago for the professional manner in which he produced this experiment.

Zoysia Links

Please feel free to visit some of the more interesting Zoysia Links, listed at the bottom of this page. These, and other similar sites, have been invaluable to us as a source of both information and images.


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Zoysia Surrounding A Tree

Zoysia Surrounding A Statue
Zoysia Tenuifolia Used as a Living Stairway

Japanese Garden Planted With Zoysia

Zoysia Along Sandstone Wall
Zoysia In Courtyard

Zoysia Used As Stairs
Raised Garden Minmow Planting

Tree Surrounded With No Mow Grass
Alfresco Area Featuring Zoysia

Palm Surrounded By Zoysia
Mixed Planting Including Zoysia

Zoysia Tenuifolia Close Up Shot
Rock Garden Featuring Clumping Grass

Rooftop Garden Featuring Zoysia
Sanstone Steps With Temple Grass

Sleepers Including No Mow Grass
Steppers With Manial Grass

Back Yard Planted With Zoysia
Trays Of Zoysia Tenuifolia

Our Ornamental Grasses

Both Zoysia tenuifolia and Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana have many 'Common Names' which has always made it difficult to establish which plant to purchase, until now that is!

Here is a comprehensive list of Common Names for our two products:

Zoysia Tenuifolia (Korean No Mow Grass)
  • No Mow Grass
  • Minmow Grass
  • Petting Grass
  • Korean Grass
  • Temple Grass
  • Velvet Grass
  • Mascarene Grass
  • Korean Lawngrass
  • Japanese Lawngrass
  • Manila Grass
  • Bump Grass
  • Clumping Grass
  • Snake Grass
Ophiopogon Japonicus Nana (Dwarf or Mini Mondo Grass)
  • Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Mini Mondo Grass
  • Mondo Grass
  • Dwarf Lilyturf
  • Fountain Plant
  • Monkey Grass
  • Dragon's Beard
  • Snake's Beard

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further details about these wonderful grasses.

We supply Zoysia Tenuifolia in 90mm, 100mm, 125mm and 140mm Pots, and we now can supply in Trays which measure 330mm x 330mm.

Check out our other store products in the menu above. If you are chasing the perfect groundcover the we have the product or products for you. You also will find an interesting article on Zoysia Tenuifolia call "Zoysia Experiment", in which an Italian grower documented the growth of Zoysia over a twelve month period.

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