Cutting back lantana
Our lantana is showing new growth 2 months early. Usually we prune it back to a couple inches from the ground, but this year there are fresh buds at least 1ft along the larger of last year's branches. The center of the stems further away are even green. We've never had a lantana do this before and I'm lost on what to do now.
Should I cut it back like usual, discarding the new growth? Or should I just shape it up and leave anything that's currently growing? I'm a bit afraid that if I leave it like it is and just trim all the dead stems off it will become enormous and more difficult to keep in check.