When Do Evergreens Go Dormant

Question From: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Q: Your website states that the tablets must be applied when the plant is dormant. What is your recommendation for evergreen shrubs (which, of course, do not go dormant)? I have a problem with deer eating our Indian Hawthorne.

A: James, while evergreens do not drop their leaves or needles they do go dormant in Winter, so the deer repellent tablets would be applied at the same time. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy