Sinobambusa intermedia has beautiful white powder on the new culms. The photos included were taken in mid December after hard frost followed by several days of heavy rain. The foliage and young shoots suffered no apparent damage and, amazingly, the culms retained their unusual color even through the harsh winter storms.
In Portland, Oregon it has been fairly slow to spread, though upright and dense. It forms an attractive screen, growing well in both sun or shade. The new shoots are perhaps the brightest color of any bamboo, almost a pure white.