This is a downright nasty, dangerous palm and I've reluctantly decide to remove it from my garden. The tree is about 10 feet tall, actually very pretty -- but those thorns, oh my! It grows fast, needs virtually no attention. Free to anyone tough enough to dig and carry it away. Otherwise I'm going to cut it to the ground. Location: Snead Island, west of Palmetto, south of Tampa, just north of Sarasota.
p.m. me if you're interested,