Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo thrives across Australia in a variety of areas under a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. This makes it the ideal choice for residential and commercial use. Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo is proven to have the best winter colour. It has an outstanding emerald green colour that is very pleasant to look at. It is also the only low maintenance buffalo grass available. It is an easy grass to look after, as it will not grow over garden beds and keeps a perfect edge.

Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo is also well suited to the shade. It only requires a few hours of direct sunlight a day so it has excellent shade tolerance. It also requires less mowing and watering than other lawns.

Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo is one of the most drought tolerant grasses available. It holds its green colour longer in dry periods than other lawn varieties. It is also cold hardy and frost resistant.

Shade Tolerance


Drought Tolerance

Wear Tolerance

Expect to Pay
$10 – $15* / m2


  • Palmetto® is the biggest selling Buffalo in the world
  • Palmetto® out performed 'Sir Walter' in trials for maintaining colour, hardiness and growth speeds
  • As Palmetto® grows slower than other Buffalo varieties, therefore less mowing, less maintenance
  • Palmetto® faired the best for drought tolerance against all other Buffalo varieties trialled
  • Palmetto® winter coplour faired = 40% better than Sir Walter and 140% better than Shademaster
  • Palmetto® meets the Erosion Control Australian Standard No# AS5181:2017 - Use and installation of turfs as an erosion, nutrient and sediment control measures

Suggested Use


  • Manicured appearance is excellent for high-end consumer
  • Darf leaf colour attractive to lawn enthusiast


  • Fast runner/stolen growth for a quick recovery rate from wear and damage
  • Dark leaf colour - attractive for longer in winter

Download the full Palmetto® Technical Data Sheet