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Cinder, The Landscaping Gems of Hawaii

Updated: Apr 30, 2023



When it comes to landscape design, there are a variety of materials to choose from. One versatile material that Soil Plus offers is volcanic cinder. Cinder is a porous material that comes in a variety of sizes and colors. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of cinder that Soil Plus carries and how they can be used in landscaping.

First, it's important to note that cinder may not be the best choice for certain landscaping projects. For example, cinder is not recommended for driveways or retaining walls as it is a porous material that can easily be crushed. However, there are still many uses for cinder in landscaping!

3/8" minus Red Cinder Soil Plus carries 3/8" minus Red Cinders, which are ideal for leach fields. These small cinders allow for ample air and water flow, which is important in leach fields. They can also be used as a decorative element in pathways or flower beds.

3/4" Red Cinder Another option is the 3/4" Red Cinder, which is a popular choice for landscaping. The red color adds warmth and texture to any design. This size is great for creating a natural-looking pathway or as a decorative ground cover around plants or trees.

3/4" Black Cinder For those who prefer a darker look, the 3/4" Black Cinder is a beautiful option. Also known as dark cinder, Its deep black color contrasts well with light-colored rocks or plants. It can be used in similar ways to the red cinder, such as for pathways or ground cover.

1" minus Black Cinder Soil Plus carries 1" minus Black Cinder. Although it is called "1 inch", the minus implies that the largest rocks are about 1 inch but the mix includes everything smaller than that as well. Thus, you'll have a dark cinder that appears finer or less chunky than the 3/4" size. It can be used as a ground cover, or as an accent to other landscaping elements.

Medium Cinder Mix For those who want a mix of both red and black cinder, Soil Plus offers a Medium Cinder Mix. This mix contains mostly red and a little black cinder in sizes ranging from 3/4" to 2". The variety of sizes and colors creates a visually interesting design element. It can be used for pathways, decorative boulders, or as a ground cover.

Large Cinder Mix If you're looking for a dramatic statement piece, Soil Plus carries a Large Cinder Mix. This mix contains both red and black cinder in sizes ranging from 2" to 6". These large cinders can be used as a focal point in a landscaping design or as a natural-looking border.


Large Cinder Boulders These giant boulders are a unique product that can add an impressive feature to any landscape design project. They come loaded onto a pallet and can be loaded onto your truck using a skid steer. Please note that this is the only product we are not able to deliver.

Volcanic cinder is a versatile and beautiful material that can add depth and texture to any landscaping design. No matter how you choose to use cinder in your landscape design, Soil Plus has the right size and color for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our cinder products and how we can help you create the landscape of your dreams.





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