Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. The hardiest of the Bambusa, it will grow well down to -8° C on otherwise favourable sites. Makes 6m on a good site and 25mm dia
Bambusa multiplex has many different forms, Bambusa multiplex var. alphonse carr has bright yellow and green striped culms and makes a fine feature bamboo
Sliverstripe is not so loud and bright and a taller more upright plant than either green multipex or alphonse carr.