‘K-5’ was collected from a well-defined patch of male-sterile kikuyu growing on the Darling Downs, QLD. It was evaluated in a breeding population of 27 male-sterile kikuyu genotypes collected from regional sites across southern and eastern Australia. ‘K-5’ was initially selected because of its more decumbent and shorter habit of growth, its high tiller density and its finer textured leaves and stems. It was evaluated under mowing at Pittsworth, QLD from 1999-2003. Its winter vs. summer growth potential relative to ‘RK19’ and ‘Whittet’ was assessed in experiments at Ormiston and Birkdale, QLD in 2006-07, and its turf strength evaluated under multiplication at Cabarlah, QLD in 2007.