A month before the jasmine plant flowers in March/April , my mother told me that back in India they would strip the jasmine plant of all the leaves to encourage new growth and “fresh” flowers.It would flower more profusely that way.
I was not sure if it would work for my jasmine plants here in Sacramento,I did not exactly want to kill the plant.
So I decided to experiment with just the winter jasmine and yellow jasmine flowers which were both showing signs of new growth.
This is what the winter jasmine looked like before the leaf pruning:
This is the plant after the pruning:
This is the new growth at the nodes: