This picture is from the summer of 2017. Only time creates convincing bonsai. This tree is taking its time. Slowly the branches start to show ramification. The first young branches are starting to thicken. And on the lower part of the trunk a bud has allowed a low branch t grow out. However, all this is clearly nog enough yet to get the leaves to reduce. But that is fine. There are years untill this will have a final image. So large leaves = lots of energy = growth.
Let it grow!