I'd like to make my leafs smaller as quite a few are large. I just wanted to make sure it is ok to defoliate/will work or not kill it before I go and do it. (wont be doing it yet not till after spring) thanks.
You can defoliate a Fukien Tea. It will help reduce leaf size but you need to make sure it is in good health before you do this. Also you need to make sure you defoliate properly and at the proper time. Mid to late spring seems the best time (when the tree is most active).