Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata' has stunning variegation. It, like many other groundcover bamboos, benefits from mowing to the ground early each spring. Annual mowing is especially important with this bamboo to rejuvenate the stunning variegation, as it tends to grow more green foliage during the summer and more variegated foliage in the spring. This bamboo is vigorous and should be contained, unless rampant spreading is your desire. It is popular for its vigor and medium height.