Arborvitae Plant. Although the trees prefer deep soil with excellent drainage, they can grow happily in most kinds of soil. Although spring is the ideal planting season, you can successfully plant arborvitae in the fall, especially in southern climates.
These arborvitae shrubs are both disease and deer resistant. Water an established emerald green arborvitae when the weather is hot and dry. Plant your arborvitae in fall or spring.