For the first few months it was under severe strain as the humans wouldn't head my advice and leave it alone. They kept on pulling off its leaves and using them in their cooking.
Luckily the tree survived and today (30 September 2014) about a year later it stands at 33 inches tall and has two branches.
I expect it to lose its leaves over the winter but to regain everything in the summer. Last winter we covered it at night to help it survive.