Rosa rugosa Thunb.

English Japanese rose ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Geradderegt Rous EASIN
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Report the species

Report Rosa rugosa to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Rosa rugosa Thunb. in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.26.

Rosa rugosa is a predominantly coastal shrub species, which grows on dunes, in grasslands and healthlands but also in coastal woodlands. However, it can grow further inland, where it can be found in fields, in boreal forest, in disturbed areas, in grasslands, heathlands, riparian zones, temperate broadleaf forest and in urban areas. Open dry grasslands, as well as heathlands, especially those with bare patches, are potentially in danger of an invasion by R. rugosa. The species also occurs in various open ruderal habitats like road verges, railway embankments or waste ground (garden escape), but appears to grow less vigorously there.

The Japanese rose is commonly planted in public green areas and private gardens in Luxembourg. It was first documented in the wild by Guy Colling on 15th June 2002 in Stréissel north of the municipality of Bettembourg. Only five observations are indicated in the Recorder database.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 19).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Rosa rugosa Thunb. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [26.08.2019].

 Last updated on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.