Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what plant this is?

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Name: Peggy
Belleville, NJ (June-Dec) & Po (Zone 6a)
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PeggyB
May 31, 2016 5:57 PM CST
I was given this plant last spring by someone who also gave me other plants. She only gave me one "shoot" and didn't really say what this one was. I forgot about it but then noticed it in my garden this spring. It looks healthy and it growing well. It has strong shiny leaves and is about 8" tall at this point. I believe it's a perennial. If anyone can identify it, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 1, 2016 6:59 AM CST
Welcome!

I think it's a green form of Aucuba japonica, maybe 'Serratifolia' due to the serrate leaf margins.

http://plants.rutgersln.com/12150011/Plant/8752/Sawtoothed_J...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Aucuba+japonica+'Serratifo...

There's a few named varieties such as Rozannie which produces berries well.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Aucuba+japonica+'Serratifo...

Name: Mike
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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EvergreenMike
Jun 2, 2016 8:54 AM CST
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' would be my guess.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2016 9:31 AM CST
For comparison:
Japanese Aucuba (Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie')
Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus')
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jun 2, 2016 9:35 AM CST
The leaves look bigger than Euonymus fortunei var. coloratus , and the leaf venation doesn't match?

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/eufocol1.htm

Well yes it does match on the next link!

http://plantsci.missouri.edu/ps2210/MLNA/broadleaf_ev/euonym...
Name: Peggy
Belleville, NJ (June-Dec) & Po (Zone 6a)
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PeggyB
Jun 11, 2016 1:52 PM CST
Thank you all so much for your help! Couldn't have figured this out without you! :)

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