Development and Characteristics of New Cultivar 'Green Ever' in Zoysiagrass

한국잔디 신품종 '그린에버'의 개발 및 특성

  • Tae, Hyun-Sook (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.) ;
  • Hong, Beom-Seok (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.) ;
  • Shin, Chong-Chang (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.) ;
  • Jang, Gong-Man (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.) ;
  • Kim, Kyung-Duck (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.) ;
  • Park, Dae-Sup (Plant & Environment Research Center, Cheil Industries inc.)
  • 태현숙 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소) ;
  • 홍범석 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소) ;
  • 신종창 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소) ;
  • 장공만 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소) ;
  • 김경덕 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소) ;
  • 박대섭 (제일모직(주) 식물.환경 연구소)
  • Received : 2014.11.21
  • Accepted : 2014.12.08
  • Published : 2014.12.31


This study was performed to study characteristics of new zoysiagarass cultivar 'Green Ever' (Plant Variety Protection Application no. 2014 - 02). 'Green Ever' was developed by selection breeding among 100 native zoysiagrasses collected in South Korea. 'Green Ever' showed specific bands (1.48 kb with OPC14 and 1.05 kb with OPD5) which were distinct from 'Anyang Joonggi' or 'Dongrae Koryogi' in RAPD analysis. 'Green Ever' was classified as Z. matrella in morphological evaluations including plant height ($6.8{\pm}0.5cm$), leaf width ($2.0{\pm}0.1mm$), height of lowest leaf ($1.9{\pm}0.1cm$) and seed length ($3.0{\pm}0.1mm$), which was similar with morphological characteristics of 'Dongrae Koryogi'. Turf quality, shoot density and chlorophyll content of 'Green Ever' were higher than them of 'Anyang Joonggi' and 'Dongrae Koryogi' under intensive management such as fairway on golf course, especially shoot densities of 'Green Ever' were excellent higher than 'Anyang Joonggi' and 'Dongrae Koryogi' during experimental periods. It could be extensively used in fairway, teeing ground of golf courses and landscape garden after further study about various environmental adaptabilities such as winter kill, wear tolerance etc.


Green Ever;New cultivar;Selection breeding;Z. matrella;Shoot density


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