Large Banksia nut 8"-11" length, 3"-4" dia.
The most asked question when visitors browse our store and see the Banksia nuts is "what are these?" followed by "what can you do with them?"
Banksia found in Australia is a woody shrub popular as a flowering garden plant; it can grow to 30 metres. The Banksia named in 1770 by Sir Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain James Cook’s first expedition.
The Banksia nut is a seed cone, quite easy to turn but the seeds can be dangerous when they fly out of the nut whilst turning. It is recommended to wear face protection and a good dust mask.
What can you do with them?
- They can be sliced to make interesting wine coasters
- Bud Vase
- Pot-Pourri / Lidded Box