Does Zoysia Grow Well in Northern Minnesota

Northern Minnesota lies in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 4a, with minimum winter temperatures ranging from minus 45 to minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The hardiest zoysia grass variety, 'Meyer,' tolerates temperatures in zone 5, to a low of minus 20 F. Northern Minnesota winters are too cold for zoysia.

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