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Cavalier is a fine-bladed Zoysia grass that grows a thick lush lawn and is very similar to Zeon Zoysia in appearance.  Its dense growth pattern allows it to choke out weeds and provides a more uniform appearance than most other varieties. Cavalier demonstrates good shade tolerance and is able to resist many insects and diseases.

Key Points

  • Grows a thick lush lawn similar to Zeon Zoysia
  • Handles moderate shade and drought well once established


  • Mowing Frequency: High/Moderate
  • Mowing Height: 0.5 - 1.5 in
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Cold Tolerance: Moderate
  • Fall Color Retention: High
  • Injury Recovery: Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance: High
  • Wear Resistance: Exceptional
  • Weed Resistance: High
  • Spring Green Up: High

Insect Tolerance

  • Web Worms: Exceptional
  • Chinch Bugs: Exceptional
  • Army Worms: Exceptional

Disease Tolerance

  • Decline: Exceptional
  • Brown Patch: Moderate
  • Grey Leaf Spot: Moderate