Friendly name: Multiplex Silverstripe

Bambusa multiplex

Maximum Height: 25'
Maximum Diameter: 1 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: -3° F
Does best in full sun.
Spreading: Clumper

Bambusa multiplex Silverstripe

Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe' bamboo has white stripes on many of the leaves as well as some of the culms. It is quite an attractive bamboo and can be used as a houseplant. It is considered a tropical or sub-tropical bamboo and is grown here in Virginia as a die back perennial (100% winter top kill).

Bambusa multiplex Silverstripe

Botanical Latin is essentially a written language .... How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned...
W.T. Stearn an authority on Botanical Latin

Name Botanical Alternate Meaning
Bambusa bam-BOO-suh   A name for bamboo that was the result of an erroneous pronunciation of the Indian word Mambu 
multiplex mul-TIE-plex   complex, manifold, multiple 

Bambusa multiplex Silverstripe
Edible shoots Good Hedge Good
House Too large Wood quality Good
Container Good Crafts Excellent
Screen Excellent Ornamental Excellent
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