Don't think it's a money tree/shrub/bush or otherwise.If it's money tree, the leaves are very thick and it you snap a leaf in 1/2 it will ooze sap.
I had a feeling it may be an avocado, and found a few pix-http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdavesgarden.com%2Fguides%2Fpf%2Fshowimage%2F23327%2F&h=0&w=0&sz=1&tbnid=MY6R_7o92-jApM&tbnh=259&tbnw=194&zoom=1&docid=jXvDRSJxWBQ1WM&ei=dZPnUrunKOSj0QXz9oDIAw&ved=0CBEQsCUoBQ
Assuming the above link works, looks very similarGood luckPete
It is Pachira aquatica.
People are getting mixed up with the common names.
Sorry for the late reply, it is Pachira aquatica.
Think I let it get a little too hot last Summer as it lost some of it's leaves but it's come back with a vengence now !
Definitely not a Money plant - I've got one of those, ( not that it brings me any money )
Thanks for replying everyone.
Yup, common names often lead to confusion. It doesn't help that in the ebay link above, the plant is wrongly named. I believe that the common name of Pachira aquatica is Water Chestnut or other similar names containing "chestnut", but it is mentioned on several websites as a "Money tree" - I suspect as a marketing ploy!
Yes, your so right landgirl common names do lead to oddities, trouble is the authorities themselves over the years have interfered with the common sense of sticking to one straight road for identification ....God knows what it would cost today to correct even my modest library! I often simply go to Wikipedia where strangely, for a non specialist tomb, little clues raise their heads to tie together common or fanciful names to some of the "correct" formal identities.....shame it's come to this.....I was once given a "Shoe Tree" but despite careful searching, planting, grafting and "t budding" nothing came of it. Seems you enjoy the same scepticism and dry humour as do I. Kindest regards.