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Silverstripe Bamboo*

Bambusa dolichomerithalla 'Silverstripe'

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Silverstripe Bamboo (Bambusa dolichomerithalla 'Silverstripe') at DeWayne's

Silverstripe Bamboo foliage

Silverstripe Bamboo foliage

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Silverstripe Bamboo (Bambusa dolichomerithalla 'Silverstripe') at DeWayne's

Silverstripe Bamboo bark

Silverstripe Bamboo bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Silver Stripe Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo

Description:

An interesting variety of bamboo with a tight clumping habit of growth, making it perfectly suited for privacy screens; culms are dark green with silver stripes; ideal for containers and well lit indoor enviroments

Ornamental Features

Silverstripe Bamboo's attractive narrow compound leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning light green in color the rest of the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The dark green stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Silverstripe Bamboo is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a more or less rounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silverstripe Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Silverstripe Bamboo will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Silverstripe Bamboo is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Windbreak  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features