Spring is a great time for Silverstripe as all the new foliage shoots in bright variegated white stripes. Very striking to look at. Variegated means: displaying differently coloured spots, patches, streaks, etc. Silverstripe is a clumping type of bamboo.
Meaning of Clumping
Clumping Bamboo means that the plant will clump together instead of spreading or running from one place to another. Over time this bamboo will add new stalks around the edge of the clump making the clump grow in a circular pattern. Silverstripe will clump to a diameter of around 1.8 metres.