Ferns can be found all over the world...not just the tropics.
It looks like one of the tender ones that needs shelter to survive a winter in the UK.
A cold winter will kill it if it is not protected.
Possibly Dickinsonia antartica.
It is a tropical shrub.....Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var reticulatum
Last edited: 11 October 2017 12:44:39
I am stumped too. A pic of the flower would have been helpful.
This is a very good, very active forum in USA.
Someone there is bound to know your plant.
Last edited: 09 October 2017 12:02:27
Looks like Pieris sp.
Last edited: 08 October 2017 16:37:16
Looks like Leycesteria formosa.
Agree with Borderline...virtually impossible to id from a single acorn.
Even autumn leaves found under the tree would help with id.
Try to find an acorn still in the cup...that would also help.
Normally we are asked how to look after plants.
Cost rather depends on the size.
They are expensive to buy. That is a very generous gift.
Wollemia nobilis has a fascinating story.
The first live specimen was only discovered in Australia in 1994. by Mr Noble
Suggest you look on www for prices..... eg.
Last edited: 07 October 2017 09:00:16
May even be 2 different plants.
Leaves on left side have wavy edges
Looks like Primula sp.
It is a Weigela.
Possibly Weigela florida Versicolor.